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Posted: May 25, 2017

$3 million program would help Chicago police, fire, paramedics buy inner-city homes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took a page out of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s playbook, creating a $3 million program to help up to 100 police officers, firefighters and paramedics purchase homes in “targeted” Chicago neighborhoods. Daley did the same thing in the early 1990’s with only mixed results.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Indiana first responders receive emergency doses of naloxone

First responders in Miami County have access to more of the overdose-reversing antidote naloxone than ever before after officials received 50 dosages last week from the state’s emergency stash of the drug. The Indiana State Department of Health last year set up emergency caches of naloxone kits at five sites around the state in the event first responders ran out of the drug and were unable to obtain it through normal means, according to ISDH Director of Public Affairs Jennifer O'Malley.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kokomo Tribune
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Ohio firefighter shows strength of brotherhood through kidney donation

It’s no secret that firefighters have a special relationship. They spend every other day together and rely on each other to have their backs. Two firefighters from West Licking Fire Department are proving that bond goes further than just the firehouse. One man needed a kidney, so another firefighter gave him one.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCMH-TV Columbus
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Posted: May 25, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Pierce Pumper

Wyoming (MI) Department of Public Safety Fire Division pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; TAK-4 independent front suspension; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump.

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Posted: May 24, 2017

Firefighters stop towering brush fire from spreading to structures at Honeywell plant in Spokane Valley

A wall of flame shut down Sullivan Road outside the Spokane Valley Honeywell plant and prompted a heavy response from the Spokane Valley Fire Department Wednesday afternoon. The fire consumed a long row of tall arborvitae bushes that lined the road. When crews arrived the bushes were a wall of flame and embers were blowing across the busy road, said fire department spokeswoman Melanie Rose.
- PUB DATE: 5/24/2017 7:48:38 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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