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Texas Bartenders to Be Trained as ‘First Responders’ in Strategy to Reduce Fentanyl Deaths

More than a dozen bars in Texas will soon be stocked with naloxone and bartenders will be trained as “first responders” to administer the medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, Travis County Judge Andy Brown announced on Monday. “Today, I’m excited to share how we are taking life-saving steps that are more inclusive and meet people where they are,” Brown said during a press conference at the Star Bar in Austin.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Epoch Times

CDC: Flu season intensifies with 6M infected in US

Flu season is intensifying in the U.S. with more than 6 million cases confirmed so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday. The federal health agency said in a weekly update it has already recorded more than 53,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from the flu this season, as of the week ending Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Hill

Fiery tractor trailer crash kills woman in New York, shuts down part of expressway

VIDEOS: A woman was killed when her car was sandwiched between two tractor trailers and went up in flames in a horrific crash that caused delays in both directions on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx. The victim's sedan collided with a tractor trailer, contracted by the U.S. Postal Service, in the westbound lanes at around 12:35 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York

Florida fire department gets new airplane training facility

VIDEO: The Charlotte County Fire and EMS headquarters is about to become a hot place. Tuesday, the county will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $9 million Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting training facility. It’s a simulator, that looks like a normal-sized passenger jet, sitting on the county property behind the fire administration building.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTX-TV FOX 4 Cape Coral

Colorado: Smart phones or watches might be calling 911 without you knowing, and dispatchers need it to stop

VIDEO: We're talking between 40 to 60 fake 911 calls a day, coming into the Summit County Dispatch Center. Team members expect this only to get worse as the season picks up for skiers. Summit County Director 911, Trina Dummer, was more than happy to sit down with CBS News Colorado to get a message out to the public before a big gift-giving holiday begins.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver

Ford Recalls Nearly 522,000 Escapes, Bronco Sports Over Fire Risk

Ford’s latest major recall affects nearly 522,000 of its popular Escape and Bronco Sport mid-size SUVs. The issue involves a fuel leak inside the engine compartment. Affected vehicles include model-year 2020-23 Escapes and model-year 2021-23 Bronco Sports equipped with 1.5-liter engines. The issue is with the fuel injector, which may crack and leak; as a result, fuel or fuel vapor may accumulate near a hot surface on the engine or around exhaust components, potentially causing ignition and an underhood fire, increasing the risk of injury.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cars.com

VIDEOS: Fire heavily damages marina warehouse in Connecticut

A marina warehouse in Mystic was heavily damaged in a four-alarm fire late Sunday night. Multiple departments responded around 9 p.m. to Washington Street on the Stonington side of Mystic for the massive fire at the Seaport Marine Warehouse. “It’s an older building that’s been around as long as I’ve been here which is 26 years,” said Bruce Flax, president, Mystic Chamber of Commerce.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFSB-TV CBS 3 Hartford

Alabama the 1st state to include peer support training in fire recruit curriculum

Alabama has become the first state in the nation to add peer support training to its curriculum for new fire school recruits, thanks to funding from the Alabama Department of Mental Health and support from the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama (PFFA). According to reports, 37% of firemen and women have battled post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and firefighters are three times more likely to die on the job than those in other careers.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Cullman Tribune

2 rescued hours after small plane crashes into Maryland power lines

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A pilot and passenger were rescued from a small plane hours after it crashed into a Pepco tower and power lines Sunday evening near Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md. According to the FAA, the single-engine Mooney M20J departed from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York and crashed in Gaithersburg at about 5:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington D.C.

80th anniversary of Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, deadliest nightclub fire in US history

VIDEOS: In the blink of an eye the Cocoanut Grove, one of Boston's swankiest nightclubs, became an unimaginable inferno — trapping hundreds of panicked victims as they jammed the club's exits. In less than 15 minutes, 492 people were dead and another 166 injured, making the blaze the deadliest nightclub fire in U.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston

Three injured, including teen in Maryland explosion

VIDEO: Three people—including a 16-year-old girl—were injured in an explosion involving several homes and a ruptured gas line Tuesday in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown. BGE said in a statement that it completed upgrades in October to the gas main that services the same site as the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Boy meets Oklahoma firefighters who saved him from burning apartment

VIDEO: The young boy saved from a burning apartment in Oklahoma City recently met his rescuers. The Oklahoma City Fire Department posted on its YouTube page a video of the 4-year-old boy meeting the firefighters who saved him from the massive fire at Cape Cod Condominiums on Oct. 22. The OKCFD told News 9 that a cigarette or cigar caused the fire outside the apartment complex, which then spread to the building.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma city

Driver sent to trauma center after slamming into fire engine in Florida

VIDEO: One person is at a local trauma center after driving into a parked fire engine at a high rate speed early Tuesday morning in Stuart. First responders were working at a crash on Interstate 95 near mile marker 90 and the fire engine was parked at an angle to protect crews from passing drivers. A driver in the right lane slammed into the back of the engine at a high rate of speed, according to Martin County Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPBF-TV ABC 25 Tequesta

Wisconsin: Bucks basketball team donates Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters

A Thanksgiving assist, courtesy of the Bucks organization. Tis the season for donating meals, and on Tuesday, the Bucks donated Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters. Personnel from 29 firehouses came to Fiserv Forum to get their turkey dinners. The meals are donated by Gordon Food Service and prepared by Fiserv Forum Executive Chef Angel Otero and his staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

This increasingly popular method of cooking Thanksgiving turkey leads to 5 deaths and $15 million in damages a year

Thanksgiving may be a day for feasting with family and friends. But it also proves to be a particularly dangerous occasion, especially because of cooking-related accidents. One of the key culprits? The increasingly popular ritual of frying your holiday turkey. The Insurance Information Institute reports that “Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused by cooking,” with roughly 1,000 home fires occurring on the holiday annually.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Market Watch

VIDEO: Large Fire Burns at California Home Goods Warehouse

Firefighters are battling a large fire burning at a home goods warehouse in Huntington Park. The fire was reported at Slauson Avenue and Soto Street in the community south of downtown Los Angeles. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Details about a cause were not immediately available. Firefighters were in defensive mode, meaning conditions inside the building were too dangerous for firefighters to enter the structure.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

Driver charged in deadly crash at Apple Store in Massachusetts held on $100K bail

VIDEOS: The driver of an SUV that barreled through the front of an Apple Store in Hingham on Monday, killing one person and injuring 19 others, has been ordered held on $100,000 cash bail in connection with the chaotic crash. Bradley Rein, 53, was arraigned Tuesday in Hingham District Court on charges of reckless homicide by a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston

Deadly MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas 42 years ago changed worldwide safety standards

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: It was 42 years ago when fire and suffocating smoke raced through the MGM Grand Hotel killing 87 people and injuring more than 600. That tragedy led to sweeping safety changes stretching beyond the Las Vegas Strip. The fire happened in the original location of the MGM Grand Hotel which is now Bally’s Las Vegas – but soon to be renamed Horseshoe.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV CBS 8 Las Vegas

Maine native and full-time firefighter reflects on winning middleweight belt, ups-and-downs of pro career

VIDEO: Just recently, Maine native and pro boxer Jason Quirk took home the American Boxing Federation’s Middleweight Championship- right here in his home state. “I remember thinking, ‘This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened in my life,'” Quirk said. “There was 3,000 people there, at one point they were all chanting my name.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFVX-TV ABC 7 Bangor

Fox News lights fireproof tree outside New York Headquarters after last year’s arson fire

PHOTOS: This one isn’t going down in flames. Fox News lit an enormous fireproof tree outside their Midtown headquarters on Monday night following last year’s devastating arson attack. The 50-foot tall tree was unveiled at Fox Square in Midtown during a tree lighting hosted live by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post

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