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Posted: May 23, 2019

Police, firefighters get hands-on training with self-driving shuttles set to debut in Florida community

A man walked directly into the path of a bus in Lake Nona on Wednesday. The 15-passenger self-driving shuttle came to a halt and let out a loud beep – preventing a collision and turning heads from the firefighters in attendance. The demonstration was part of a training session meant to teach Orlando’s first repsonders how to handle emergency situations involving Beep autonomous vehicles, soon to hit the roads in the southeast Orlando community.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel - Metered Site
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Posted: May 23, 2019

Proposed tax credits might help attract volunteer firefighters in southeast Wisconsin

As communities in southeast Wisconsin continue to grow, so does the need for volunteer firefighters. Fire Chief Tim Allen of the Union Grove Yorkville Fire Department has been in the business for decades, so firefighting is in his blood. "I grew up in this business. My dad did it for 34 years, so I have been here since I have been a kid," said Allen.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
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Posted: May 23, 2019

First responders in Missouri use phone feature to help save lives

According to some Heartland first responders, a feature on your smart phone could save your life. “Medical ID” shows information about your health, especially important if you’re ever unresponsive or unable to communicate. “Everybody never thinks it’s going to happen to them until it’s done,” said Quentin Goode, Stoddard County Ambulance District EMT and Strike Team.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFVS-TV 12 CBS Cape Girardeau
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Posted: May 23, 2019

How a trip inside a volcano helped a San Francisco man create new firefighting technology

VIDEO: New cutting-edge technology to help firefighters and first responders was developed right here in the Bay Area. It's called "C-Thru" and it allows firefighters to see through thick smoke when battling fire -- and a man from San Francisco came up with the idea. The Menlo Park Fire Department has tried the technology and say it's a game changer.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV 4 San Francisco
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Posted: May 23, 2019

Ohio firefighter remembers the accident that changed firefighting forever

It was an accident that changed policy and the way firefighters protect us. Four Cincinnati firefighters were putting out a fire 28 years ago, when all of a sudden the ladder they were on snapped. Almost three decades later, for the first time, one of those firefighters is talking about that day and the changes that followed.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
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