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Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing–
A video showed a metal structure tumbling to the ground and people running from the scene as clouds of dust billowed up
Pa. county coroner offers reporting guidance to first responders–
Mercer County Coroner John Libonati said he intended to introduce new procedures to generate more accurate and better information from responders through death reports
Ohio fire dept. mourning loss of firefighter-paramedic–
Fire officials said Brian Poole was a "man who always had a smile on his face and was a vital piece of DFD Company 11"
2 Fla. firefighters stabbed during medical call–
The firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment and a suspect was found and taken into custody
Hot air balloons land hard, cause several injuries in NM–
A pilot and passenger were each thrown from one balloon as it impacted, bounded along the ground and caught fire
Fla. firefighter accused of recording medical call reinstated–
Joshua Granada will receive back pay, with the exception of 240 hours, which was ruled the appropriate punishment under the city's collective bargaining agreement
Texas colleges offering programs for EMT, firefighter students–
San Jacinto College and Houston Community College are offering programs for both careers, allowing graduates to work after testing
Fire chief addresses mental health issues after firefighter-paramedic's suicide– 1
Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White said his goal is to provide more resources and start a dialogue about mental health
New Calif. laws to help responders with trauma, mental health issues–
"Mental health is very important to their overall wellbeing. It’s OK to seek help, and recovery is possible," one official said
Maine city first responders raise concerns over ambulance coverage, quality of services–
The split between 911 coverage and interfacility transfers seems to be causing the biggest frustration for local emergency officials
Calif. first responders, supporters raise alarms over ALS proposal–
First responders are calling the new proposed ALS policy "an attack on the fire agencies' ability to deliver EMS to the citizens we serve"
Ohio city FD makes case to provide emergency services–
Uhrichsville fire officials presented a report with two options to the city council detailing the costs and benefits of fire-based EMS services
Fla. EMS chief hospitalized after cardiac arrest–
Lake County Fire Rescue EMS Chief Dan Miller is in critical condition after experiencing cardiac arrest
Bullying: Fire and EMS's tragedy and disgrace–
The suicide of Nicole Mittendorff causes us to ask the question: What is the impact of bullying on emergency responder mental health and suicide?
Practicing on the deceased: ‘I get it’–
The human body is an ideal training tool, but fire/EMS training protocols and the law must be followed
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