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RACKETEERING SUSPECT MARVIN WILKINS NOW IN CUSTODYThe Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has taken 37-year old Marvin...

Posted by Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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MISSING: #Florida fishermen Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old, left Friday morning for the Bahamas in...

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On March 23, 2003, Jessica Lynch's life was changed forever.

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(OFF TOPIC) Speaking to the Positive Interacters

Posted by Bree N. on July 24, 2015 at 7:09am 1 Comment

In life as in many jobs there seems to be a plethora of people who not only hate change, but also really hate changes which include positivity. I’ve been on so many teams of people I can’t even count them all now as they go past fingers and toes… Continue

PTSD and the Online Cons of Manipulation

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It comes softly and unexpectedly, angering me to a level which is very unexpected. Emotional, psychological, ‘love’ manipulation, and the exponential cons.… Continue

PTSD/TBI: Dental Procedures and Triggers

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It seemed to be a simple procedure. Simple, quick. 'I can do this, I will not choke, I will not be in pain, I've worked hard to have trust with this dentist and assistant. I can meet this day and I will be OK.' I repeated inwardly to myself the… Continue

PTSD: Screaming in the Night

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I rushed through the house to the gun safe and couldn’t remember the combination or where the key was. I fumbled and my hands were shaking so hard with the realization I was not going to get my firearm out in time. I felt my arm being yanked hard… Continue

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6th Annual Ride for Heroes

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3 Make Bells Ring from Coast to Coast

Make Bells Ring from Coast to Coast

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4 Firefighter shot at Avondale fire

Firefighter shot at Avondale fire

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5 Camp Google: A Free Online Camp for Kids (4-week camp starts Monday July 13, 2015)

Camp Google: A Free Online Camp for Kids (4-week camp starts Monday July 13, 2015)

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7 Guardian Angels founder rushed to hospital (please keep Sliwa in thoughts and prayers)

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8 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: FF/EMT - Ocala Fire Rescue

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9 What To Do With PTSD Anger

What To Do With PTSD Anger

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10 Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

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Thank You to the men and women of the Cedar Lake Fire Department for your service and also for giving me the opportunity...

Posted by Ronald Vasser on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Under new law firefighters can take down drones

Started by Capt. D Lewis in Fire News. Last reply by Fyre Walker on Thursday. 1 Reply

A new law proposed in California would allow firefighters to destroy drones flying in…Continue

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Several Governors ordering their Guardsmen to be armed

Started by Janet Liebsch in Military News Jul 20. 0 Replies

20-Jul-2015: FoxNews.com reports the U.S. military confirmed it directed…Continue

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Harvey Cedars Police Department

We are pleased to announce the birth of @hcpolice Officer Kevin Snow's beautiful & healthy baby girl, Mackenzie...

Posted by Harvey Cedars Police Department on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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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 on Saturday. 2 Replies

I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   My company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first aid…Continue

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Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

Started by Catherine Jones in Member Lounge. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 17. 3 Replies

What are the requirements to be a part of first responders?Continue

Bottled water recall: E. coli concerns with 14 brands

Started by Janet Liebsch in Product Recalls Jun 22. 0 Replies

22-Jun-2015: Niagara Bottling is voluntarily recalling 14 brands of bottled water after one of its sources was contaminated with E.…Continue

Tags: E coli, recall, e-coli, water, bottled

 
 
 

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