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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

Veteran Washington firefighter was sleeping when run over by pickup truck at California wildfire

A veteran firefighter who came to California from Washington state to fight the Woolsey fire was left with major injuries when he was run over by a pickup truck as he slept at night in a field next to a fire truck in the Malibu area, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday. Terry Geisleman, 46, of the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Department of Port Orchard, Washington, received crushing injuries to his chest and the left side of his body, a CHP report on the 11:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Bernardino County Sun
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

FDNY retaliated against two EMS lieutenants upset over a new pilot program, labor board rules

Top Fire Department brass retaliated against two emergency medical services lieutenants due to their “union activity,” a labor board ruled, the Daily News has learned. FDNY Lt. Douglas Rondon was “totally restricted” from duty for an entire year after he reached out to his union president for assistance on potential disciplinary charges.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

How Arizona firefighters are fighting to curb trauma and suicide rates

While it's a scary trend, it's one that's commonly swept under the rug. First responders are now more likely to die by suicide, than in the line of duty. Each year, the number of men and women in the fire service taking their own lives continues to rise, according to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC 15 Phoenix
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

Wildfire's destruction of California town creates uncharted credit territory

The deadly wildfire that left the town of Paradise, California, in ruins may become a test case for the municipal bond market. “The situation casts doubt on whether the local government can meet over $3.5 million in annual payments to pension obligation bondholders, CalPERS and retiree healthcare plan participants,” wrote Marc Joffe, a policy analyst with the Reason Foundation.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: BondBuyer.com
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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

Enough is enough: 5 ways to end bullying in fire and EMS

A lot has been published recently about harassment and discrimination. However, much less is being said about the problems of bullying in the fire and EMS industries. Yet, these problems have equally-serious effects on their victims. I was recently at a state EMS conference and heard a speaker give a very poignant discussion on suicide in EMS.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
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