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Thanks all

Posted by Bob Allard on January 28, 2015 at 10:07am 1 Comment

Thank you all for the birthday wishes I have been busy lately here with the new Firefighter 1 course that is being changed and I have also been baby sitting the grand-kids as the little one (aubree) was back in the hospital overnight as she has asma, long story, she is out and play and fighting with her brother.

But thanks and the weather here is cold, we missed the Big Storm that hit the East coast, sounds like it fizzled, but hey its winter and I am in WNY. Hope that the ones that…

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TBI: No Joking Matter

Posted by Bree N. on January 28, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Memory issues make the slights of life kind of interesting for me. I used to get really caught up in the drama, taking things personally in my private life, or worse the drama of online communities. Now, it's just different. I literally only have of a sense of agitation instead of being upset. Now I know only because I do document a lot of my day, I'll actually just forget it and move on. In some ways this is a gift not the curse I originally thought it was.



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Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Matthew Rook displays the plaque indicating that the department was named the 2014 Agency of the Year for Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Rook recently traveled to New York City for the funerals of the two officers gunned down in Brooklyn on Dec. 20. Photo/Submitted.

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Battle Creek officers stop to help man in wheelchair shovel snow

It’s a story out of Battle Creek that’s going viral online.

Rob Hall tells Newschannel 3 that he was helping a friend work on his house on Jericho Road when he saw a man in a wheelchair trying to shovel his driveway by himself.

Hall says he went to get his coat to help out, but when he opened the door he saw two Battle Creek Police officers had already stopped to help the man.

Hall snapped a few pictures and then went to help the officers. He says with all the bad publicity that police have received across the nation it was a great sight to see.

“The real heroes are the cops,” said Hall. “They’re the ones that stopped and helped a guy out and at the right place at the right time.”

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Motor officer killed by drunk driver

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Police OfficerDavid PayneChandler Police Department, Arizona End of Watch: Friday, October 31, 2014Bio & Incident DetailsAge: 37Tour: 7 yearsBadge # 574Military…Continue

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X deputy killed in head-on crash caused by parolee

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Deputy SheriffJesse Valdez, IIIHarris County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch: Wednesday, October 29, 2014Bio & Incident DetailsAge: 32Tour: 11 yearsBadge #…Continue

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SWAT officer slain during raid of Outlaws MC warrant service

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Police OfficerShaun Richard DiamondPomona Police Department, California End of Watch: Wednesday, October 29, 2014Bio & Incident DetailsAge: 45Tour: 16 yearsBadge #…Continue

Tags: warrant service, Outlaws MC, during raid, SWAT officer slain

Deputy suffers fatal heart attack struggling with suspect

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Deputy SheriffJohn Timothy WilliamsonButler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 2014Bio & Incident DetailsAge: 48Tour: 20…Continue

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Keurig is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the coffee makers.Recall Summary per Consumer Product Safety Commission:…Continue

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A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives. But when it comes to extinguishers, one type does not fit all. There are…Continue

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Consumers Complain Most About Do Not Call List

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We encourage folks to sign up for both the national list and the state's list. The main…Continue

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Collaborative ideas can fund first responders and help communities prepare

Started by Janet Liebsch in Community Outreach. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   In case you didn't know, our company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first…Continue

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