It's time to thank members of the nation's most-trusted profession.
Some restaurants across the country are showing nurses a little love by offering freebies and discounts for National Nurses Week, which kicks off Sunday.
The week goes through May 12, which was the birthday of Florence… Continue
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Firefighting is a hazardous profession and firefighters suffer workplace injury at a higher rate than most U.S. workers. Decreased physical fitness is associated with injuries to firefighters.
In an effort to decrease injuries and compensation claims/costs, the Tucson Fire Department piloted a Probationary…
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As a small way of giving back to our nation's heroes, I'm inviting Florida's wounded veterans to register for upcoming Operation Outdoor Freedom events. We're offering a lobstering trip out of Fort Lauderdale, a scalloping trip out of Steinhatchee and a kayaking trip on the Chipola River. Space is limited, so … Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on June 21, 2017 at 1:36pm —
Rural communities face unique fire risks. The distance between communities and between residents within those communities results in challenges related to fire. Fire death rates in rural areas are very high. Additionally, loss of property and livestock have an extreme emotional and economic impact on residents in the local area.
NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety… Continue
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The chief deputy of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office died Thanksgiving of an apparent heart attack while sitting in his chair at work.
Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier confirms 61-year-old Major Randy Dey was found by a co-worker unconscious this morning around 11.
"He came to work like it was any other day," said Sheriff Lanier commenting on Major Dey's… Continue
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Twelve Health and Safety Tips for the Holidays
Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by following these holiday tips.… Continue
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A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look… Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on October 27, 2012 at 12:06am —
'It’s like a song to your ears to hear that baby get its breath on its own,' firefighter Neil Malone said
Saturday, November 26 2011, 1:21 AM…
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Floridians will see new restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a change in gun laws in local municipalities, and sexting will also get you in trouble.
A total of 29 laws will go into effect on October 1st, here is a break down of some of the most controversial:
(HB 45) Public officials could face heavy fines for enforcing stricter city gun laws, than those already in place by the state. Backed by the National Rifle Association, the new law imposes penalties for local… Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on October 1, 2011 at 11:37am —
EMMITSBURG, MD - The United States Fire Administration (USFA) announced today there were 85 onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result Continue
of incidents that occurred in 2010, a 6 percent decrease from the 90
fatalities reported for 2009. The 85 fatalities were spread…
Added by Tony Thomas on January 8, 2011 at 7:00pm —
TAMPA - Fire officials today will head to a neighborhood beset by a spate of arsons to offer safety tips as part of National Arson Awareness Week.
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who also serves as the state fire marshal, will attend the 1 p.m. event at a fire station at 2100 E. 11th Ave. in the V.M. Ybor neighborhood.
There have been 22 arsons in the neighborhood since January 2009; the most recent was March 17 at a vacant single-story house at 2924 N. 11th… Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on May 5, 2010 at 1:01pm —
One of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett's more controversial ideas for raising money is a fire utility fee, similar to EMSA's opt out fee. At $5 a month, the program is expected to raise $6 million.
"Anytime you hear the word fee, spell it t-a-x, because that's what they're doing. This is a tax increase," said Dan Hicks, who has been a vocal opponent of tax increases for years.
Hicks says he won't pay the fee, even if it means he'll be charged for any fires at his house. Under… Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on April 30, 2010 at 8:30pm —
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded grants to some local fire departments to help the cause.
- The Graceville Volunteer Fire Department will be receiving $190,000 for a new fire truck.
- The Okaloosa Island Fire District is receiving over $25,000 for operations and safety.
- The City of Mary Ester will…
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West Valley Fire Department shows councilmen the ropes
By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News…
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HAMPTON, N.H. — A fire that started in an unoccupied oceanfront hotel was fanned by winds of near hurricane force and spread to adjacent buildings, engulfing and destroying an entire block of businesses, firefighters said. No injuries were reported.
The glow from the flames could be seen from miles away, a witness said.
The ferocious blaze started late Thursday or early Friday at the three-story Surf Hotel in Hampton, a densely populated community along the Atlantic coast… Continue
Added by Tony Thomas on February 26, 2010 at 11:39am —
By COLLEEN LONG
A judge on Tuesday overturned negligent homicide and reckless endangerment convictions against the manager of an apartment building where tenants constructed a labyrinth of illegal walls that forced two firefighters to jump to their deaths to escape a surging blaze. Continue
There was no evidence that Cesar…
Added by Tony Thomas on February 23, 2010 at 7:00pm —