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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Massachusetts fire department to participate in BFit First Responder Challenge

On Jan. 27, the Wilmington Fire De­partment will participate in the third annual BFit First Responder Challenge at T.D. Garden. The challenge is put on by the Boston Bruins Foundation, and is intended to raise awareness of health and wellness within New England. The challenge is comprised of three divisions: the Fire­fighter/EMT division, the Law Enforcement division, and the Civilian division.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington Town Crier
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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Column: Confronting workplace bullying in the fire service

Workplace bullying is a serious national problem. According to a survey done by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) in 2017, nearly 20 percent of American workers have personally experienced being bullied at work. Another 19 percent have directly witnessed bullying taking place. More than two-thirds of all workers are certain that bullying exists in their place of employment.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Ohio firefighter issued same badge number as police officer father who was killed in the line of duty

Nineteen cadets from the 34th Fire Training Academy Class took the oath of office in Cleveland on Friday. According to a release, the new firefighters will serve in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland in an effort to improve service to residents. One of the new firefighters is Justin Leon, who is the son of Wayne Leon, the Cleveland police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2000.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox 8 Cleveland
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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-SVI Hazmat Truck

Vaughn, Ontario, Fire Department hazmat unit. Spartan Metro Star LFD with 20-inch raised roof cab and chassis; Cummins L9 380-hp engine; walk-around heavy-duty 22-foot rescue body.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Campbell Township (IN) New Fire Station Open

The previous fire station was located at the edge of Butlerville on U.S. 50. Built in 1961, and only 2,400 square feet in area, the building was not big enough to house all the fire departments trucks. It did not have space for training exercises, classes or meetings of the 15 to 20 members of the department. The old station did not heat properly and it also had a problem with drainage of rain water, often forcing the firemen to stand in a layer of water when working in the building, Campbell Township Fire Chief Don Biehle said.

The new 5,000-square-foot building has five bay areas for the housing of trucks and equipment. There is enough space in the building to provide for offices, training exercises, classroom work, a kitchen and social room. There is enough room on the surrounding outside property to allow for additional training activities and community social events, Biehle said.

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