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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
2 Del. FFs killed in rowhouse fire
TSA dog named after fallen 9/11 FDNY FF retires
Fla. firefighter shot, killed after friend's wake
SF firefighter under investigation for stealing equipment: Police seized 25 fire hoses and dozens of brass fittings from the firefighter’s garage
Ill. chief wants to change regulations to hire more paramedics: The current hiring list has about 50 to 60 people on it, about 70 percent of which do have paramedic training
Wash. FFs work to familiarize autistic kids with responders: Some people with autism get overloaded by noise or flashing lights, causing them to shut down
Idaho chief seriously hurt after motorcycle crash
Ill. fire department maintains Class 1 ISO rating
Mass. firefighter dies after falling from ladder at home
2 Ill. firefighters injured in restaurant fire
NM chief to retire after 40-year career
5 Ohio firefighters receive valor award
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Fire dept. staffing: Overtime vs. hiring
By Robert Rielage, FR1 Columnist
Here's why relying on overtime rather than adding staff is a penny-wise, pound-foolish proposition.
The downside of overtime 
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Are dispatchers first responders?
By Melissa Mann, FR1 Contributor
The feds do not recognize 911 dispatchers as first responders, and that can have important consequences for all responders.
Why it matters 
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Calif. FF shows off pancake-flipping skills to bagpipe music
Raw video: Calif. firefighters battle house fire
1,279Fla. firefighter shot, killed after friend's wake
842Ohio fire chief to retire after 45-year career
735How your company officers influence firefighter behavior
42612 slang terms only a firefighter would know
296What advice would you give your younger self before joining the fire service?
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