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Posted: May 23, 2018

Accused Washington firefighters push back on bullying allegations

An investigation into complaints of bullying and sexual harassment at Spokane Fire Department Station 2 found five officials violated city policies. Yet the investigation is being criticized as one-sided and thus, incomplete, by those named in the report and the union that represents them. The city’s Human Resources Department issued a report April 27 following a two-month-long investigation that named Battalion Chiefs Don Waller and Darin Neiwert, and Lts.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman-Review
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Posted: May 23, 2018

Maryland county launches PulsePoint app connecting anyone CPR trained with nearby heart attack victims

If you are one of the thousands of Anne Arundel residents with CPR training a new phone app can alert you to a nearby heart attack or another cardiac emergency in a public place. The county activated PulsePoint Monday, an app that will notify CPR certified residents who sign up to participate and provide the location of public automated external defibrillators — a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm — they can grab on their way.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com
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Posted: May 23, 2018

How to avoid the most common active shooter training mistakes

Active shooter training exercises are becoming more commonplace across the country; which is a good thing. However, without proper planning, many of these well-meaning exercises leave the responders no better off than before or possibly even worse. A strong, multi-discipline exercise design team, a solid exercise plan and buy in from the responding disciplines are critical ingredients for success.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
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Posted: May 23, 2018

Mississippi firefighters stand in for injured co-worker at son's graduation

Joey Kauppi already knew his Dad wouldn't be able to attend his graduation from George County High School last Friday night. What he didn't know was who would. Gautier firefighter Lt. Dan Kauppi was seriously injured in an accident a little over a month ago. On his way to work, Kauppi's truck left the roadway on Gautier-Vancleave Road and overturned, ejected Kauppi from the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mississippi Press (Gulf Live - South East Mississippi)
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Posted: May 23, 2018

Accused Spokane firefighters push back on bullying allegations

An investigation into complaints of bullying and sexual harassment at Spokane Fire Department Station 2 found five officials violated city policies. Yet the investigation is being criticized as one-sided and thus, incomplete, by those named in the report and the union that represents them. The city’s Human Resources Department issued a report April 27 following a two-month-long investigation that named Battalion Chiefs Don Waller and Darin Neiwert, and Lts.
- PUB DATE: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review
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