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Three Minneapolis firefighters knew they had to enter Accent Signage to help wounded victims with the shooter still on the loose. With no weapons, flak jackets, or head gear, the three went inside the building knowing the shooter could easily target them as they tried to save the people who had been shot. Here they relate their experience.

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Sources: KSTP TV, Firerescue1.com

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SEATTLE

Hybrid & electric cars are increasing their numbers on the road. But this means that more MVA’s involve these cars. Firefighters have unique concerns in these situations, such as electrocution, an exploding battery & the lack of noise when a car is running & even moving.  So firefighters in Seattle are getting trained by car experts on battery-charged electric & hybrid cars. 

FYI, electrocution & exploding batteries are not such a big concern. The silent engine is.

Sources: KING 5 News, FireRescue1.com

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Sports players & firemen wear helmets. Considering how an EMT’s job comes with some danger of injury, shouldn’t they wear helmet’s too?   » » » 
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WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TN
Jan. 06, 2013. 11:03 PM EST

Local EMS crews say they’ve noticed a disturbing trend. When in an ambulance responding to an emergency, motorist do not yield the right-of-way. This can be a danger not only to the patient by delaying advanced treatment at the hospital, but to the EMTs in the ambulance as well.

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