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  • 4 ways to reduce firefighter injuries and prevent fatalities
    Firefighter fatalities are occurring at the same rate today that they were 20 years ago. Although the number of fatalities has dropped, it is simply because there are fewer fires. The following graph shows fireground fatalities per 100,000 fires over the last 20 years. Despite all the efforts that have been made to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries over the last two decades—such as changes in command and control procedures, improvements in personal protective equipment, and deployment of rapid intervention teams—these measures have made little impact, as shown by the black trend line in the graph.
    - PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
  • Florida fire chief actively recruiting women to join firefighting ranks
    Kyleigh Lough, 12, held a large fire hose and opened the nozzle, shooting a powerful jet of water 20 feet into a green traffic cone and knocking it over. “It looks really fun, I think,” Kyleigh said when asked if she might like to be a firefighter one day. “They don’t just fight fires — they help people.
    - PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Winter Haven News Chief
  • 1 dead, more evacuations ordered as Oregon wildfire grows to 50,000 acres
    A fast-moving wildfire has grown to more than 50,000 acres in Wasco and Sherman counties, burning through structures and forcing people to evacuate their homes. Deputies said they found a person dead Wednesday afternoon near a tractor that had been burned by the flames. The Substation Fire broke out on Tuesday near The Dalles.
    - PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
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