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Friday, June 10, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
Wildland fire returns to Yarnell
Smartphone tech to map room, building interiors
Pa. fire departments fundraise for injured firefighter
Leaked fire department injury report called incomplete, political: A R.I. safety commissioner says the 45-page report fails to say how 14 firefighters were injured at a wind-driven fire in March
Court weighs if volunteer firefighters can unionize: The city attorney argues that the volunteer firefighters, while paid, were never actually hired
NM fire chief under fire for conducting traffic stop: This comes after he drew criticism for racy photos of him that surfaced from his trip to FDIC
Retired Calif. battalion chief presumed drowned
Conn. fire union challenges officer promotion at swearing in
Mass. fire chief refutes no-confidence claims
Judge triples prison time for Wash. firefighter who raped teen
Baby's death renews call for fire-based ambulance response
State agency: Halt firehouse 'baby box' program
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EDITOR'S NOTE
What will the future hold for the fire service?
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-chief
The really big issues are being addressed at next month's conference. Add your thoughts to the mix 
The big issues 
PRODUCT NEWS
How dispatch tech can help find 911 callers
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist 
The shift from landlines to mobile lines has been a nightmare for locating 911 callers
Next generation 911 
PREVENTION MATTERS
Fire prevention: What role can enforcement play?
By Bill Delaney, FR1 Columnist
We need to stop calling negligent fires accidents and hold those accountable who ignored fire prevention rules 
Accountability for actions 
FR1 EXCLUSIVE
Why running lights and sirens is dangerous
By Douglas M. Wolfberg, Esq., FR1 Contributor
The evidence says not using emergency lights and sirens should be the rule – and using them should be an infrequent exception 
Does it work? 
TIP OF THE WEEK
Different way to tie the halyard
Tie the halyard around only the bottom rung of the bed section; this allows the ladder to be extended without having to untie the knot
Check it out 
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Firefighters narrowly avoid exploding transformer
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1039Fire engineers: 12 rookie mistakes
963NFL player leaves game to fight fires
790Last known 9/11 search dog dies at 16
442NH boy, 9, saves brother from fire