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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Drone helps Illinois first responders find runaway boy

Teamwork between first responder departments in Effingham County and the use of technology helped find a runaway juvenile on Sunday. Police Chief Jeff Fuesting said city and county police officers searched for the youth after first checking several locations where the 12-year-old boy typically was known to be.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Effingham Daily News
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Posted: Aug 10, 2018

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of cancer for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

Kennewick firefighters rescue deer stuck in irrigation canal

Kennewick firefighters rescued a deer found stuck in an irrigation canal on Tuesday. When the fire department was called to the scene in the morning. A firefighter tied a lasso and looped the deer on his first attempt. The deer was safely pulled from the water. Firefighter from stations 4 and 5 were both dispatched to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 6:16:21 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

Former Orting Valley firefighter saves own life, rips leg from underneath loaded truck in Pierce Co.

A logging truck driver is recovering after being run over by his own fully loaded truck near Lake Kapowsin in Pierce County on April 16. West used a special set of skills to save his own life, even though he ended up losing a leg. "I basically felt or heard the bones in my leg break," Troy said. As he stood tightening the load of his logging truck deep in the woods, it started to skid, knocking him under the back wheels.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 5:36:35 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

First responders and dealing with post-traumatic stress

Firefighters see and deal with devastating events on a regular basis, and it can have lasting effects on their mental health. Crystal Murphy served as a firefighter and EMT for the Lacey Fire Department. After years of struggling with post-traumatic stress, she took her life on Christmas Day. "From a day-to-day perspective firefighters see a lot of things that no human should ever have to see," said Chief Bill Whealan with Benton County Fire District 4.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 11:39:25 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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