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Posted: Apr 8, 2020

100 years ago in Seattle: 7 travelers escape hotel fire, but at least 4 occupants die

Several Spokane travelers escaped from a catastrophic fire in the Lincoln Hotel in downtown Seattle – but four other hotel occupants died and a number were still missing. Horrified spectators watched from the street below as one man and his 20-year-old daughter stood on high window ledges on the fifth floor.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2020 2:27:15 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020

Decontamination tents help Metro Detroit firefighters keep coronavirus out of their homes

VIDEO: For first responders, one of the greatest fears during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is bringing the virus home to their families. A Metro Detroit company is building decontamination units to place in the middle of fire stations to ease those concerns. Patrick and Zoe Kintz, from Great Lakes Remediation first offered to build decontamination tents for a friend -- Southfield firefighter Jamie Rakestraw and his wife, Andrea.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Click on Detroit
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020

Tennessee officials work to construct, supply first responders with protective helmets

Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel from Rocky Top has reportedly designed and is working on constructing and distributing new full face covering helmets for first responders in the county. Isbel explained these helmets are a way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He said they’ve been approved by Anderson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), as well the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oak Ridger
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020

1,300 NYC first responders back at work after recovering from coronavirus or its symptoms

As more than 1,300 New York City first responders return to work after recovering from the novel coronavirus or calling out sick with symptoms of the virus, they're responding to a rapid increase in 911 calls for cardiac arrest, the FDNY said on Tuesday. The city's firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMT) are responding to "a record numbers of calls, and they continue to meet this unprecedented challenge head on,” said Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020

Empty hotels ‘keep the lights on’ by converting into coronavirus quarantines, emergency housing for first responders

Cash-strapped and empty hotels across the country are finding ways to keep the lights on by converting themselves into coronavirus wards or temporary housing for the National Guard or exhausted doctors and nurses. It provides some much needed revenue for an industry that’s been brought to its knees by the COVID-19 outbreak that’s spread to more than 1.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNBC
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