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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Firefighters frustrated to be left out of CDC advisory panel's first round of COVID vaccine recipients

The CDC's immunization advisory panel voted Tuesday to first give the COVID-19 vaccine to health care personnel and long-term care facility residents. Some firefighters feel they should have been included in that list. “I think it’s not the correct decision," Prince George's County firefighter and paramedic Theresa Alexander said.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington DC
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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Former Long Island firefighter develops firehose fitness tool, wins big on 'Shark Tank'

VIDEO: A former volunteer firefighter from Long Island just won big on ABC's "Shark Tank" for her new fitness device, which was inspired by her time as a firefighter. Sarah Apgar, of Port Washington, is the creator of Fitfighter and the Steel Hose. When Apgar joined the Halesite Volunteer Fire Department in 2012, she noticed the firehouse didn't have a structured strength training program.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

New floating fire station to arrive in San Francisco Thursday

A huge floating fire station will make its permanent home in San Francisco early Thursday morning. A new Fireboat Station 35 will house the San Francisco Fire Department’s three fireboats and rescue watercraft, replacing the existing 105-year-old fire station on the Embarcadero, according to the city’s Public Works department.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle - Metered Site
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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Coffee to First Responders Throughout December

Starbucks is giving thanks to first responders and health care workers on the front lines of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 with a free cup of coffee. As cases continue to rise across much of the country, Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to front-line workers at participating U.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
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Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Classic engine returns to Florida town

PHOTOS: How many cities do you know of that showcase a caboose, fire truck and tractors in their downtown sector? There is at least one — the city of Winter Garden, which recently saw the return of an iconic piece of its fire department history. The 1954 American La France fire engine No. 1 is back in the space it shares with a 1907 citrus sprayer, 1948 railroad caboose, a Case grove tractor and a Fordson tractor — all surrounding the Winter Garden Heritage Museum.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orange Observer
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