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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Florida firefighter dies while clearing hurricane debris from Hurricane Michael

Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, firefighter and paramedic, was helping to clear some of the debris Hurricane Michael left behind Thursday when a tree fell on his tractor. "We are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own," the Gulf County Sheriff's Office announced on social media, hours after colleagues found the 49-year-old father of two and youth softball coach from Wewahitchka dead.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Local10news.com
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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

FDNY set to graduate 15 women firefighters — highest number in department's history

The FDNY will be celebrating a five-alarm milestone on Friday. Fifteen women are set to proudly walk across the stage and receive their graduation certificates at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens — the highest number the department’s seen since 1982, when the FDNY opened its doors to 41 women following a groundbreaking discrimination lawsuit.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Arizona firefighter dies during training

A Saint David Fire District firefighter died in training Wednesday. According to Saint David Fire District, 36-year-old Joshua Eugin died during a multi-department training exercise. Eugin was taking part in a "blackout drill," in which firefighters simulate rescuing victims inside a dark structure with fake smoke.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN9.com
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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Ohio department building new fire stations to reduce cancer cases for firefighters

Keeping firefighters safe is top of mind for city leaders. After a Columbus firefighter lost his battle with cancer a few weeks ago, a new fire station in the far east side of town is being built with firefighters safety and health in mind. Fire station 35 in Blacklick is being constructed with decontamination showers, better exhaust ventilation, and a specific room where firefighters go to after a scene to decontaminate their gear.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSYX-TV ABC 6
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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

California Fire Department Welcomes 17 Babies in One Year

PHOTO: The Oceanside Fire Department set a record with 17 babies born to wives of firefighters from July 2017 to July 2018. "This is the most babies at one time we've ever had," said Fire Captain Tim Scott of the Oceanside Fire Department on Wednesday. Scott said after a different fire department posted about the number of babies born to them that year, Oceanside decided to count their numbers.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC San Diego
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