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The 100 Club donated 400 washdown kits to Arizona fire departments to help prevent job-related cancer, reports 12 News. Research from the University of Arizona shows using these kits immediately after a fire can help reduce cancer causing contaminants by up to 80 percent.
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Police report a Phoenix fire engine was traveling approximately 29 mph over the speed limit at the time of a deadly crash, reports ABC 15 Arizona. The report, released more than nine months after the crash, also said the other vehicle’s driver, Kenneth “Chase” Collins, 20, did not possess a valid driver’s license and had...
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Grand Rapid voted to allow the fire department to spend up to $1.4 million to purchase used low mileage fire apparatus to replace outdated equipment and properties for a future fire station, reports MLive.com. Fire Chief John Lehman’s plan is to trade in up to 11 outdated apparatus and purchase seven used apparatus, including two...
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Bills in the state assembly and senate to protect road workers were created after seven first responders have died in roadside crashes, reports Fox 11 News. People who commit traffic violations by first responders, tow truck drivers and maintenance workers can face up to 9 months in prison. The bills say wireless telephone use near...
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The Falcon 8×8 was unveiled at the Dubai Intersec exhibition, reports The National. Designed to combat airport fires, the Falcon 8×8 has a tank, cabin and body covers made of fiberglass. The fire engine is capable of hauling more than 18,000 litres of water. It is also equipped with DCP extinguishers, which contain ammonium phosphate-based...
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A Toronto firefighter has been charged after a girl was struck by a fire truck responding to an emergency call, reports OHS Canada. The truck had its lights and siren on and the girl was crossing the street in a crosswalk at the time. She was given first aid at the scene and taken to...