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Friday, May 20, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
9/11 EMS responders told to prove WTC cleanup involvement
Idaho firefighter killed in hit-and-run
Va. FF-medic’s family speaks out after suicide
SC fire dept. grapples with mandatory overtime policy: Officials say mandatory overtime may be putting employees at risk by leading to overexertion and fatigue
Maine fire chief charged with arson resigns: A discarded cigarette started a fire that burned 42 acres and forced the evacuation of an apartment complex
Philly fire dept. cracks down on bogus 911 calls: The department began efforts to decrease the number of non-emergency 911 calls
Engine donated in memory of fallen firefighter
FF accused of throwing helmet at oncoming vehicle put on leave
Off-duty FF saves woman choking
Assistant fire chief fined over near-miss incident
Conn. volunteer fire department runs radio station
FFs rescue naked man from Iowa chimney
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FAMILY & HOME
Infographic: 9 symptoms and solutions for overexertion in firefighters
By Megan Wells, FR1 Contributor
Refer to this infographic to identify these serious warning signs.
Know the signs 
LEADING THE TEAM
What trapped miners can teach fire service leaders
By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
Surviving 2,000 feet below the surface for more than two months on limited supplies offers key insights into effective leadership.
Key factors 
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PPE UPDATE
How firefighter hoods will fight cancer
By Jeffrey and Grace Stull, FR1 Columnists
While no silver bullet for cancer prevention, barrier hoods are a great step in that direction.
Stay protected 
GETTING GRANTS
Firefighter grant scam alert
By Jerry Brant, FR1 Columnist
With new grant awards comes a new twist by scammers. Here's how to not get duped.
Be alert 
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