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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Scabies Outbreak Affects 20 Maryland County Firefighters

Twenty Prince George's County firefighters have scabies, a highly contagious condition in which tiny mites burrow under the skin and cause severe itching and rashes, fire and health officials announced Monday. Prince George's County Fire Chief Ben Barksdale said 205 employees of the department were tested.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

U.S. Honor Flag travels around Utah to honor fallen first responders

The U.S. Honor Flag came back through Utah, making several stops along the Wasatch Front. It travels the country honoring first responders who have given their lives for the community. It has made its way 7 million miles in the last 18 years, starting as a way to honor the hero’s of Sept. 11, 2001.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUTV CBS 2 Salt Lake City
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Connecticut firefighters approve 6-year contract

Firefighters have approved a contract that gives them an 11 percent wage increase over the course of the 6-year agreement, but also boosts the employee pension contribution and limits the number of retirees in a given year. The document between the city and Local 825, IAFF, AFL-CIO has been sent to the Board of Alders, which must act on it by Oct.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Haven Register
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

California university team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help in forecasting whether a blaze is going to be small, medium or large by the time it has run its course – knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: UCI News
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Seattle Fire kicks off Fill-the-Boot campaign

Seattle firefighters are taking to the streets in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Seattle Fire’s fill-the-boot campaign has raised more than a million dollars in the past 18 years. Muscular Dystrophy can refer to a wide range of diseases – but the one thing they all have in common is that they break down the muscles needed for everything from blinking and swallowing to walking.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 10:37:09 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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