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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

New South Carolina legislation proposes cancer insurance policy for afflicted firefighters

A new bill has been introduced in the South Carolina legislature that would create new a supplemental insurance policy for some firefighters diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of deaths in career firefighters, according to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. While most fire departments – including the Aiken Department of Public Safety – provide cancer health care benefits to their employees, some firefighters believe the Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan currently being discussed in the S.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Aiken Standard - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

NASCAR provides updates on medical team response to Ryan Newman's Daytona 500 crash

What seemed like an eternity was actually 19 seconds. After Ryan Newman’s battered race car came to rest last Monday at the end of the tri-oval in a brutal wreck at the finish of the Daytona 500, it took only 19 seconds for the first emergency vehicle to arrive, according to a chronology provided by NASCAR officials during a question-and-answer session with reporters on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sporting News
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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

EMS is stretched so thin in Pennsylvania that in some places, ambulance calls go unanswered

The first responders’ biggest fear was realized one night in December when someone called 911 for help in rural Erie County and nobody came. The first dispatch went to Union City Fire Co. When Union City couldn’t crew its ambulance, the call rolled over to neighboring Waterford Volunteer Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Morning Call
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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

FDNY firefighter who pulled his brother's body from the rubble at Ground Zero dies of 9/11-related cancer

A retired firefighter who pulled his brother's body from the rubble at Ground Zero died Saturday of 9/11-related pancreatic cancer, officials said. Daniel Foley watched his firefighter brother respond to 9/11 and not come back, FDNY Lt. Mickey Conboy said. Foley promised his parents he wouldn't come home until he found his brother.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

South Dakota: First team to a fire got $5 in 1880s Aberdeen

On North Main Street stands a historic little two-story brick building that once was Aberdeen Fire Station No. 2. It was built in 1930 to provide protection to the city’s north side, expanding coverage of the downtown Fire Station No. 1. It still looks much like it did back then, but No. 2 now is privately owned.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Aberdeen News
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