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Oven Fire, Blimline Road

On February 7 at approx 1136 hours the Brecknock volunteers along with mutual aid were dispatched for a reported structure fire, fire in the oven. Assistant 72 arrived on the scene with all occupants evacuated and light smoke showing from side alpha. Assistant 72...

MVA RT568 & RT272

This afternoon at approx. 1308hrs the Brecknock Volunteers were alerted by Berks DES for an MVA unknown injuries in the area of Route 568 and Route 272. FP Captain Singerling was the first to arrive on location and confirmed two vehicles in traffic with negative...

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  • Firefighter says Florida law helps him in fight with rare cancer
    on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

    31-year-old Clay Geiger of Lakeland understands the risks of a firefighter but he never imagined a rare cancer would put his life on the brink and a state law would help him pay for the medical treatments to fight it. “I didn’t have to worry about bills and mortgage and everything like that,” he said,”I was able to just focus on treatment and getting through it. - PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando

  • Buyback program in Colorado offers alternative to cancer-causing firefighting foam
    on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

    For years, fire departments have been using a foam laced with toxic chemicals to fight large, fuel-based fires – a new program in Colorado allows fire departments to swap out their original foam with a safer alternative. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked cancer and other medical conditions to the chemicals, known as PFAS, in the firefighting foam and are considered "forever chemicals" that are extremely hard to remove from the environment and the human body once they are introduced. - PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver

  • 17-year-old in Texas invents robot ‘twice as powerful as a firefighter’
    on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

    VIDEO: It’s the most dangerous part of being a firefighter: entering a burning structure blind to look for victims. What if a robot could go in first? As these first responders search for people who might be inside the flames, dangers like toxic gases pose life-threatening hazards. Additionally, burning buildings may be unstable and could collapse on those inside at any moment. - PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin

  • New Research Suggests 911 Call Centers Lack Resources to Handle Behavioral Health Crises
    on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Every year, millions of 911 calls involve a person experiencing an emergency related to a mental health or substance use disorder—situations often referred to as behavioral health crises. How these calls are handled can determine whether the incident ends safely, the person in crisis is arrested, or the person is connected to appropriate care. - PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The PEW Charitable Trusts

  • VIDEO: Massive 4-alarm fire destroys auto auction building in New Jersey
    on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Firefighters were dousing hot spots early Wednesday morning after a four-alarm fire destroyed an auto sales and repair building in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The cleanup effort could delay the morning commute for drivers heading from South Jersey into Philadelphia due to road closures on Route 130/South Crescent Boulevard. - PUB DATE: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia

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