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Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Fire chief: Michigan policy prohibiting EpiPens puts ‘lives at risk'

Firefighters say a state policy concerning a life-saving device for allergic reactions, EpiPens, put lives at risk. The WZZM 13 Watchdog team is looking into why some firefighters are not allowed to carry EpiPens, while some non-emergency workers can. EpiPens are available in schools, but not some fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WZZM-TV Grand Rapids 13
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Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Private ambulances will soon be sent out on calls in Washington D.C.

The D.C. fire department has chosen a private ambulance company with a nationwide reach to help augment its own fleet, which has been troubled by delays in responding to emergencies and unable to keep up with a surge in 911 calls from a growing population. Colorado-based American Medical Response, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare, was the lead bidder for a temporary contract that begins in 30 days, reflecting the situation’s urgency.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: washington post
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Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Illinois city dismisses firefighter accused in phone-sex probe

The Oak Lawn firefighter accused of making phone calls to sex lines while on duty has been fired. Firefighter/paramedic and former union officer Robert Lanz was terminated Monday for “violations of multiple departmental rules and regulations.” Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets sent Lanz a letter on Feb.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: oak lawn patch
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Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Firefighters rescue woman from Tacoma apartment fire

A massive cleanup is underway in Tacoma following an apartment complex fire. The fire happened around 6 p.m. at the 12-unit Lakeside Landing Apartments on South 12th Street. While no one was hurt, one woman had to be rescued from a window about 20 feet of the ground. The woman's son-in-law who lives in an apartment unit in a neighboring building spotted the flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king 5
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Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Firefighters rescue woman from Tacoma apartment fire

A massive cleanup is underway in Tacoma following an apartment complex fire. The fire happened around 6 p.m. at the 12-unit Lakeside Landing Apartments on South 12th Street. While no one was hurt, one woman had to be rescued from a window about 20 feet of the ground. The woman's son-in-law who lives in an apartment unit in a neighboring building spotted the flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king 5
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