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  • Column: Scientists studying turnout gear for fluorinated chemicals
    An independent study is being conducted on turnout gear after initial samples tested positive for fluorine. According to a press release, University of Notre Dame Experimental Nuclear Physics Professor Graham Peaslee is testing new and used personal protective gear issued through the 2000s for the presence of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), which have been linked to various forms of cancer.
    - PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1.com
  • Training on dead body ‘was neither normal nor acceptable,’ Washington fire chief says
    One Bellingham Fire Department veteran officer retired and another resigned after an investigation revealed a deceased patient in July was taken to Fire Station 1 to await pick up from a funeral home and several department members, including a division chief and EMS captains, practiced multiple intubations on the body, according to information provided by City of Bellingham Communications Director Vanessa Blackburn.
    - PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
  • Michigan firefighter charged after stealing pill bottle from scene of fatal crash
    A fireman was charged after evidence showed he stole a prescription pill bottle that was found at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash involving two victims, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's office. On Aug. 21, Macomb County sheriff’s deputies along with the Harrison Township Fire Department, responded to the motorcycle crash near the area of Executive Drive and Joy Boulevard in Harrison Township.
    - PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
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