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Posted: May 14, 2021

Multiple Fire Companies Called to Aid Little Egg Harbor Fire in New Jersey

On Thursday, May 13, Firefighters from across Southern Ocean County responded to a structure fire at an 8 unit apartment building in the Royal Timbers complex. According to the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Officers arrived approx 3pm to Wild Oaks Court where they immediately encountered the fire and began to evacuate and redirect traffic.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TAP into Little Egg Harbor & Tuckerton
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Michigan testing blood of firefighters to analyze PFAS exposure

The state of Michigan is taking blood samples from firefighters as part of a project to study how much exposure they receive to toxic PFAS chemicals. This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the launch of the PFAS in Firefighters of Michigan Surveillance (PFOMS) project, a multi-year $1 million biomonitoring effort to assess firefighter exposure to the “forever chemicals.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mlive
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Connecticut firefighters talk about the dangers of the job and what drives them to do it

VIDEO: It was not business as usual at Storm Engine Company No. 2 in Derby. One day after the tragedy in New Haven that cost the life of fallen firefighter Ricardo Torres, who ran into a burning building, saving the lives of two people. It would be his final heroic act. Firefighters in Derby shared with News 8 what drives firefighters to do what most people would not — run towards danger? “Somebody has to answer the call when somebody needs help,” said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Weekend marks 25 years since University of North Carolina fraternity fire killed 5 students

VIDEOS: This weekend's graduation day marks 25 years since a tragic fire in a UNC fraternity house killed five students. The painful date is etched in local memory: May 12, 1996. It was graduation day – and Mother's Day. A smoldering cigarette sent the Phi Gamma Delta house up in flames, killing five students and injuring three on what should have been a happy day of commencement.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Three In 10 Americans Fear Contracting COVID, Marking Lowest Fear Level Since Pandemic Began, Poll Finds

Just 30% of Americans are worried about contracting COVID-19, the lowest fear level recorded by Gallup since the survey firm began tracking the pandemic in April 2020, and 69% of Americans said the pandemic was getting “better” in the U.S. as more Americans get vaccinated and states begin reopening parts of the economy.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Forbes
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