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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

At least 1 dead, 3 injured after major explosion in Baltimore, officials say

VIDEO: One person has died and at least three others are critically injured after several houses exploded in Baltimore on Monday morning, officials say. The explosion happened in the area of 6500 blk Reisterstown Rd 21215. Firefighters have rescued three critically injured patients. Special Rescue Operations are searching for more victims.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington DC
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Third Houston firefighter in ICU with COVID-19 as department prepares for another's funeral, union president reports

Another Houston firefighter is in the ICU with COVID-19 as of Friday night, according to the firefighters union president. According to the union president, Captain Tommy Searcy was in the ICU as of Friday night. The news comes as Houston firefighters prepare to bury 17-year HFD veteran Jerry Pacheco, who died on August 3 from coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Massachusetts firefighters' union holds rally to save fire engine

The New Bedford firefighter’s union rallied on Sunday to oppose the mayor’s proposal to take an engine off the road. The rally started and ended at Station 8 in the city’s north end. The union argues that public safety would be compromised if the cuts are made. The proposal cuts engine 8 and ten vacant firefighter positions.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJAR-TV NBC 10 New Bedford
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

CDC issues new guidelines on face coverings

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance on wearing face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC still encourages people to wear masks so they don’t infect others, but they should not have valves or vents that could allow the virus to escape the mask.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRBL-TV CBS 3 Columbus
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Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Few San Francisco firefighters have coronavirus antibodies, UCSF study finds

Only a handful of San Francisco Fire Department members tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in a recent UCSF study, even though nearly half of those surveyed said they had probably or definitely been around people infected by the virus. Just three of 1,223 people who were tested had antibodies for the virus, according to a summary of the results made public by UCSF.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle - Metered Site
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