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MISCELLANEOUS

NEBRASKA FIRE APPARATUS ROLLS WHILE RESPONDING TO A BRUSH FIRE-FIREFIGHTERS INJURED

A rollover responding crash involving a Waterloo Fire engine sent one person to the hospital today The tanker flipped over at 204th and Maple Sunday afternoon. Two Waterloo volunteer Firefighters were injured when the firetruck rolled over while turning at a corner. The firefighters’ injuries were in serious condition at Creighton-University Medical Center. KTIYP’s.
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Fathers Day, FIGHTING DADS and THIS is THE Week.

Each year since we started the Secret List and FirefighterCloseCalls.com in 1998, we try to remember various events, some are the events themselves and some are multiple events during a certain period of time-and such is FATHERS DAY. Fathers Day is tomorrow and typically a day of family and fun­­­ celebrating Dads. In the fire...
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VISITATION & FUNERAL DETAILS FOR MI FIRE CHIEF ED SWITALSKI WHO WAS STRUCK & KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Here is visitation and funeral schedule for Chief Ed Switalski who was struck & killed in the Line of Duty while operating at an interstate vehicle crash. Tuesday (June 20th) Visitation: Langeland Family Funeral Home 3926 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 11am – 3pm 4pm – 8pm Wednesday (June 21) Funeral: Procession starts 9am...
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Tragic Responses, Firefighters & SOP

It’s been a terrible 24 hours-with the London fire, the Alexandria shooting and a shooting in San Francisco. All tragic events – all requiring, once again, the fire service to turnout. In London, the London Fire Brigade-facing immense challenges in an already stressed department both emotionally and fiscally. In Alexandria, the Alexandria Fire-Rescue Department turning...
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D.E.A. ISSUES GUIDE & VIDEO FOR FIREFIGHTERS, EMS & LAW RE: EMS RESPONSE & FENTANYL

On Tuesday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a roll call video and guidelines (both below) for firefighters, EMS and police officers regarding the handling of powerful opiates like fentanyl, which are up to 50 times more potent than heroin. The news comes just as carfentanil, a drug that’s 10,000 times stronger than morphine...
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FIREFIGHTERS, EMT’s & PARAMEDICS: THROW AWAY YOUR LATEX EMS GLOVES?

As the use of synthetic opioids and number of subsequent overdoses continues to rise, an Ohio county coroner’s office is sending a warning to all fire, EMS, and law enforcement agencies: Throw away your latex gloves. It’s suspected that latex gloves may allow absorption into your tissue, turning the rescuer into the victim. Authorities are...
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