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Posted: Jul 9, 2020

Everett firefighters partner with cancer research center to find out COVID-19's impact on frontline workers

There’s a new effort to make sure our local emergency crews on the front lines are properly protected from COVID-19. Many of these first responders go home at the end of their shifts concerned they could bring the virus with them and possible infect their families. Every time the fire trucks roll out of Everett's Fire Department Station 5 and crews come in contact with people, they’re gearing up in personal protective equipment, also known as PPE.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 5:39:09 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020

1 injured as plane crashes into Port Orchard backyard

At least one person was seriously injured when a plane crashed into the backyard of a Port Orchard home Wednesday afternoon. The Cessna 150 plane went down into the trees along Genesis Avenue just before 4 p.m., according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. The pilot was trapped in the burning wreckage, but witnesses near the scene were able to begin firefighting efforts before firefighters from South Kitsap Fire & Rescue could arrive.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 11:08:53 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020

Florida firefighters forced to use sick, personal time to self-isolate due to COVID-19

Frustration continues for a group of Central Florida firefighters being forced to use personal time to self-isolate. This follows a weekend of positive coronavirus tests among some of the Reedy Creek firefighters. The firefighter WESH 2’s Bob Hazen spoke to says he worries he’s going to run out of sick days soon.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WESH-TV NBC 2 Orlando
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020

Vandals cut down flagpole at 9/11 memorial for fallen firefighters in New York

PHOTOS: Village police are asking the public for help in finding the vandals who cut down a flagpole at the center of a 9/11 memorial that honors five firefighters from the area who died in the World Trade Center collapse. The severed pole was discovered and reported early Wednesday morning. Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zaccaro said the culprits used a tool to cut through the composite material at about four to five feet from the base, and scrawled a message in marker on the part of the pole that remained standing.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Herald-Record
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020

$300M in hazard pay made available for Michigan first responders

Michigan Treasurer Rachael Eubanks on Wednesday announced two new grant programs offering a total of $300 million in hazard pay to first responders for working during the coronavirus pandemic. The First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums and the Public Safety and Public Health Pay Roll Reimbursement programs are aimed at helping first responders receive premium hazard pay and reimbursing local governments for payroll costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a July 8 state news release.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MLive.com
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