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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Resident mistakes Florida firefighters for burglar, shoots at them through door

A resident at a North Miami apartment building that caught fire early Wednesday shot at firefighters, believing that someone was burglarizing his home, Local 10 News has learned. The fire started about 3 a.m. at La Castellana apartments near Northeast 135th Street and Northeast Seventh Avenue. Dozens of residents were forced out of their homes because of the dryer fire on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

FirstNet launches ruthless-preemption functionality for 'primary' public-safety subscribers

FirstNet public-safety subscribers in the “primary” user category—law enforcement, fire, EMS, 911 and emergency-management personnel—now have preemptive access across AT&T’s network, FirstNet and AT&T announced today. Implementing ruthless preemption throughout the AT&T network marks the on-time fulfillment of a major technological feature.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Urgent Communications
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

New Jersey judge delays state-mandated Atlantic City firefighter salary cuts

An Atlantic County Superior Court judge has delayed a second round of state-mandated salary cuts to the city Fire Department. Judge Julio Mendez ruled Monday that an 11.3 percent salary cut can’t go into effect until he hears the department’s injunction requests Jan. 10, because irreparable damage could result before the hearing.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Illinois fire department seeing improved response times, more use of vehicles, crews

Changes in the past two years have improved Bloomington Fire Department's response times, but Fire Chief Brian Mohr said the changes also have increased the use of other vehicles and crews on medical runs that is taxing the understaffed department. "Our benchmark is the six-minute response time. Our goal is to be doing that at 90 percent of the time," said Mohr.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Pantagraph
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Sheriff: Skyway man in custody after threatening medics with rifle

A young man is in custody after an overnight standoff that started when the man threatened medics with a rifle, King County sheriff's officials said. The incident began early Thursday at a home near South 120th Place and 70th Avenue South when medics responded to a call from a woman to help her son, in his early 20s.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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