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Brad Price, Gulf County firefighter, killed while removing debris following Hurricane Michael

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Miami HEAT First Responders Nights 2018-2019 special pricing and free Police or Fire cap

The Miami HEAT is extending an exclusive ticket offer to South Florida First Responders, featuring specially priced tickets to several upcoming Miami HEAT basketball games at the AmericanAirlines Arena this season.

Plus every ticket purchased through this exclusive offer…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on October 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

In service to the community

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Added by Mark Peterson on September 23, 2018 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments


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USPS Honoring First Responders Forever Stamp now available

U.S. Postal Service Honors All Types of Emergency Personnel

13-Sep-2018 - MISSOULA, MT — Firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical service professionals and other emergency personnel are being recognized today by the U.S. Postal Service at a special…

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Hello All

Good Morning All;

Well, it's been a while since I have been on here and I have been busy with classes and meetings with my local Emergency Management Team as I am a member. Busy with our annual Canal Fest which is a big party sorta, it's like a State  Fair but without the animals, it's all about to cities coming together each year that has been going on for I believe 25 yrs. It's a good time and maybe some bad times as several gangs coming sometime but other than a few…

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Added by Bob Allard on September 14, 2018 at 9:10am — 3 Comments


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Jury Duty Scams

Criminals will do just about anything to get your money! These fraudsters like to hide behind fake names and titles. They are great at making you believe they work in law enforcement or for the government by pretending to be court officers. They will call and accuse you by saying, “You failed to report for Jury…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on September 1, 2018 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Leaning into the fight

Nothing can prepare you for some of the challenges that life sends your way.  How you respond will change your entire life.  I have always been careful with distance, using it as a barrier to prevent some from getting too close and threatening my security.  Now, I understand that as soon as the trial begins I need to lean in!  It is crucial to get closer to the challenge, you must not shy away from that fight.  The only preparation you have is the knowledge that no matter what happens, this…

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Added by Rachel Donovan on August 18, 2018 at 8:11pm — 6 Comments


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Two men get prison time for marijuana house explosion that killed firefighter

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Two men who caused the death of a New York City fire chief in an explosion at an illegal indoor marijuana-growing operation have been sentenced…

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Dallas college football bowl game renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

13-Aug-2018 - DALLAS – In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  

Kickoff for the newly…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on August 17, 2018 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


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First Responders Begin Training on Ultrasound Technology

The Foxborough Fire Department will become the first in the state to use the technology beginning Sept. 1

First responders in Foxborough, Massachusetts, will soon be first in the state to carry a new device that has the potential to save…

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Added by Allison McCullough on August 15, 2018 at 1:17pm — No Comments

End of Watch - Officer Kirk A. Griess

On August 10, 2018, at approximately 9:00 AM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle Officer Kirk A. Griess, ID 15810, was on a traffic stop behind a Saturn SUV on the right shoulder of westbound I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway. For…
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Added by David Pence on August 10, 2018 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment


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Firefighters repurpose fire hoses for school safety

Stuttgart students will have a new layer of protection in the event of an active shooter or other emergency.

When students in the Stuttgart School District head back to class for the 2018-2019 school year, they will have a new layer of protection in the event of an active shooter or…

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Added by Capt. D Lewis on August 9, 2018 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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The Happiest Men End Up Marrying Nurses

Nurses are a special breed of people who know how to be tough and loving. And men who marry nurses end up the happiest.

Actually, guys are attracted to nurses. They are smart, naughty, and tough. Almost everyone wants to talk with a nurse and have some kind of connection with a nurse. Nurses naturally give…

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Added by Allison McCullough on August 2, 2018 at 11:58am — 2 Comments


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Funeral Arrangements For Arson Investigator Jamie Novak

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, from 3 to 7 pm at:

Grandstrand Funeral Home

11900 Lake Lane North

Lindstrom, MN 55045

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 8. The time…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on August 1, 2018 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment


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[FREE_Download:] First Responder’s Guide to Satellite Communications

Via Satellite, in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association, 

is proud to present the  2018 First Responders Guide to Satellite Communications! …



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Added by Allison McCullough on July 12, 2018 at 1:59pm — 4 Comments


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Public Service Announcement: Please do not leave bottled water in your car

A battery technician with the Idaho Power Company was on lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from beneath the center console of his truck. The culprit, he was surprised to learn, was a bottle of water. "I looked over and noticed light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on July 6, 2018 at 2:14pm — 4 Comments


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NORTH HUDSON FIRE CAPTAIN URGENTLY NEEDS KIDNEY DONATION

Robert "Robbo" Pisani is a Captain in the North Hudson Fire Department and member of North Hudson Fire Officers IAFF Local 3951. His coworkers and friends describe him as the type of person that would drop whatever he's doing to help a friend in need.…

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Added by Fyre Walker on July 2, 2018 at 9:43am — 4 Comments


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Fentanyl Overdose of ACSO Detectives

On Friday, June 22, 2018, about 1:30 pm, an ACSO Sergeant and Detective assigned to the Alameda County Narcotics Task Force were exposed to a lethal dose of fentanyl while conducting a drug investigation in a motel room.

Our preliminary review of this incident suggests when the detectives entered the room,…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on June 27, 2018 at 2:10pm — No Comments


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Rattlesnakes slither out of pool noodles

A family’s unsettling discovery led to a warning from an Arizona fire department.

The Buckeye Fire Department says a family picked up a pair of pool noodles that had been left outside only to see a rattlesnake slither out. They found younger snakes inside the pool noodles.

Experts said it’s likely…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on June 25, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments


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Tiny House Nation 2018 casting call looking for First Responders and Veterans

The hit show called Tiny House Nation is specifically looking to highlight stories of hometown heroes planning to build a tiny house (~200-500 sq ft).

All applicants should have an allotted, available budget and should be planning their build/move-in between June - November…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on June 12, 2018 at 9:30am — 5 Comments


USFRA Staff
Have a Great Memorial Day and Remember what its about

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our national day of remembrance is often felt most deeply among the families and communities who have personally lost friends and loved ones.

This national holiday may also be the unofficial…

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