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Friday, May 27, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
Fire chairman: Remove American flags from fire trucks
First female chief takes office in Miami
Police investigate fire truck repossessions
Calif. firefighters face repaying salary, pay cut in labor tiff: An attorney who represents IAFF Local 3605 said she believed the retroactive pay cuts were illegal
Fire chief accused of telling volunteers to damage firefighter’s home: To save money, the village fired all of its career firefighters last month and went to an all-volunteer department
Black firefighters say Ohio promotion exam is discriminatory:Local union president called claim "absolutely absurd"
FFs injured after tanker, car collide
Firefighters replace WWII vet's stolen American flag, pole
Firefighter killed in three-car crash
Departing Ore. fire chief in vacation-time dispute
Off-duty W.Va. FF dies in car crash
50 fake 911 emergency calls lands man in prison
Preparing for Widespread Power Outages: What First Responders Need to Know
While congressional committee meetings on this subject demonstrate that federal authorities are starting to think about such a disaster, not enough discussion is happening at the state and local level.
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Fire board will lose its game of 'contract chicken'
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-Chief
Desperate to save money, a California fire board threatening retroactive pay cuts has painted itself into a corner.
A cautionary tale 
LIFESTYLE & OFF-DUTY
5 perfect grill recipes for Memorial Day at the firehouse
By Megan Wells, FR1 Contributor
Are you honoring Memorial Day with a cookout in true American fashion? Try these recipes.
Fire up the grill 
FIREFIGHTER REHAB
Fire officer rehab: Get off your butt
By Bruce Evans, FR1 Columnist
Research shows sitting is the new smoking, and for fire officers who sit a lot rehab means moving.
Don't fall behind 
FIRE CHIEF
Why active shooters and MCIs are different animals
By Dennis Ortiz, FR1 Contributor
When teaming with police, fire and EMS need different tactics and tools for both scenarios.
Maximize your abilities 
TIP OF THE WEEK
Choose the best wire cutters
In firefighter survival training, great emphasis is placed on carrying a pair of wire cutters to cut through wire entanglements.
Find your fit 
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427Assistant fire chief killed in motorcycle crash
3M Innovators Unveil a Seamless, Heat-Applied Fire Coat Trim With Increased Flexibility
Learn about 3M's recently released Scotchlite Reflective Material, a seamless, nearly flat, heat-applied fire trim with top-of-the-line fluorescence and nighttime reflectivity protection.
Check out 3M's newest innovation! 
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