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Lessons from America's worst tornado; NIOSH investigates SCBA maker | May 23, 2012

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Joplin chief: Our city was cut in half
Soda has no place in firefighter rehab
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Fire experts: What we learned from Joplin
A year ago yesterday, one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history ripped through Joplin, Mo., leaving 161 dead and an estimated $2.8 billion in damages. Everyone in the fire service knows that an unexpected, mass-casualty disaster can strike any community. And everyone in the fire service knows that one of the best ways to prepare for future incidents is to learn from past incidents. We asked three experts what they learned from Joplin. What they said
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Philly fire dept. union calls for top 3 officials to resign in wake of fatal fire
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Two Philadelphia firefighters died when a wall collapsed during a warehouse fire on April 9. Union officials now say that cutbacks and leadership are to blame; the administration stands behind its department heads. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) Bold-faced lies
Today's Top Stories:
3 fire departments claim defects in air packs, NIOSH investigating: Draeger maintains that their equipment is fine
DC firefighter personnel files found burning in academy dumpster: Union is outraged that personnel files would be carelessly handled
Firefighters rescue Niagara Falls jumper
Council to vote on outsourcing fire protection
London fire officials worry over residential fire safety during Olympics
Fast-moving wildfire destroys, threatens Nev. homes
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Joplin chief: Our city was cut in half
Chief Mitch Randles of the Joplin, Missouri, Fire Department shares a few experiences from an interview filmed two weeks after the disaster. Watch the video
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The Rehab Training Center
Soda has no place in firefighter rehab
By Jeff Lindsey, FR1 Columnist
It's bad enough that soda is full of sugar: now we know that it has carcinogens and adds fat around your liver, too. These and other facts show that soda has no place on the fireground, or in your body.
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