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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Car chased by New Jersey cops nearly crashes into firefighters battling 3-alarm fire

While evading police, a vehicle narrowly avoided colliding into a team of firefighters battling a three-alarm fire, putting a dramatic end to the chase and resulting in their apprehension Friday night, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said. The chase began when Paterson police stopped a sedan around 9:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Journal
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Ohio State To Study COVID-19 In First Responders With $10 Million Grant

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been awarded a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term, longitudinal impact of COVID-19 on first responders, healthcare workers and the general population.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mirage News
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Firefighters rescue parent, child off Fort Funston cliff in San Francisco, officials say

VIDEO: A father and his son were rescued off a cliff at Fort Funston on Saturday, San Francisco fire officials say. Firefighters used ropes and pulleys to rescue the toddler and his dad from a steep and sandy cliff just after 11:30a.m. The father described what happened, after they stepped off a marked trail, near the cliff's edge when they realized they were 70 feet below.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Overlooked in flawed 911 response to drowning in two D.C. area counties: A precise map

As authorities in two D.C.-area counties investigate a flawed emergency response to a June drowning, new documents show the 911 center in Montgomery County had an automatically generated map that showed precisely where the call for help had come from. Emergency dispatchers in Maryland sent firefighters to the Potomac River after a teen called to say her friend had slipped underwater while the group was swimming in a “river.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Washington Post - Metered Site
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Arizona fire department fights mental health issues head on

When a fellow Glendale firefighter in despair approached Ashley Losch on the job about struggles with mental health, Ashley found herself in an unfamiliar place. Firefighters are highly trained and highly skilled thinkers and problem solvers by trade. Not this time. “I didn’t feel prepared. I didn’t know how to help them in a way that would be effective other than listening,” Ms.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Independent
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