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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Survey finds 8% of Virginia first responders had recent thoughts of suicide

Eight percent of first responders in Virginia had recent thoughts of suicide, according to a survey conducted by the Fairfax Coalition of Police. FCOP surveyed 26 different first responder agencies across the state of Virginia. For comparison, the estimated rate of suicidal thoughts among the general U.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCYB-TV NBC 5
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Florida firefighters’ bank accounts drained after payroll company’s sudden shutdown

VIDEO: Firefighters with Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue have been spent the last week scrambling to get their finances in order after a payroll company made unauthorized withdrawals from their bank accounts. Some of the firefighters say their checking accounts were totally depleted, creating a slew of problems with bills, rent, and other payments due at the beginning of the month.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

New York: Arbitrator says city needs to return to nine-man firefighter shifts

An arbitrator has determined the Lockport Fire Department's six man shifts are unsafe and is requiring the City of Lockport to restore minimum staffing levels of nine firefighters. In 2014, former Mayor Anne McCaffrey had dropped the fire department's ambulance service amid the city's financial distress and cut the department's minimum staffing levels from nine to six members per shift.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Update: Okanogan County firefighter severely burned in Eastern Washington wildfire faces 'long recovery,' doctor says

VIDEO: The wife of an Okanogan County firefighter says her family is taking each day at a time as he recovers from severe burns to more than 50% of his body. Christian Johnson, a volunteer assistant chief with Okanogan County Fire District 3, was hurt while battling the Spring Coulee Fire south of Okanogan in early September.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2019 5:18:13 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

New Benton County Fire Station Bids See Progress

A new fire station that has long been awaited is in the works for residents of Benton County Fire District #4 off of Keene Road and Highway 224. The station plans are being looked over by the city and the Port of Kennewick and seeing progress this week. This new fire station would be the first new station built in the district in over 20 years.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2019 4:38:32 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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