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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Georgia firefighter injured in blaze says she knew her fellow firefighters would rescue her

VIDEO: Firefighters are trained to rescue people from burning buildings, and they do it without hesitation. It's much more personal when it's one of their own. Dekalb County firefighter Viv Evans was battling a blaze in Stone Mountain when she got injured. Evans says even while flames were swirling around her, she knew without a doubt her fellow firefighters would get her out.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Official: Firefighting system was inoperable on Navy ship docked in San Diego

A fire suppression system was inoperable when a blaze erupted aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, so sailors fought the blaze with water, a top Navy official said Monday. Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck said the Halon gas system had been turned off because it was being worked on while the amphibious assault ship was undergoing maintenance work.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSI-TV 51 San Diego
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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Window washer rescued from high-rise building in Florida

VIDEO: A tense rescue unfolded on Monday morning at a high-rise building in North Palm Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Derek Wiley said rescuers were dispatched to a 23-story building in the 100 block of Lakeshore Drive about 10 a.m. Wiley said a window washer was hanging from the 15th floor of the building, yelling for help.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPTV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

‘Heroes Health’ mental wellness app launched by School of Medicine and UNC Health

The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health have launched the Heroes Health Initiative to help support the mental health of first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States, free of charge to first responders, health care workers and their organizations.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Slow-Motion Video Contrasts Mask Effectiveness Against Spread of COVID-19

Knowing which mask is best to prevent person-to-person transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus is still an open question for most, but slow-motion video shared on YouTube early in July provides a visual basis to judge how best to keep safe amid the global pandemic. Professor Joe Hanson of the YouTube channel "It's Okay To Be Smart" released a video earlier in July, reviewing the basics of why people should wear masks — in a visual review and primer and recent studies on the effectiveness of masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Interesting Engineering
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