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The Weekly Rewind: June 12, 2020

New footage of a cargo ship blast that injured firefighters, civil unrest impacting the fire service, an important LODD designation, and much more

There was a lot going on in the fire service world this week. Janelle Foskett, the editor-in-chief of, breaks down the top stories of the week.

Janelle Foskett is the editor-in-chief of and, responsible for defining original editorial content, tracking industry trends, managing expert contributors and leading execution of special coverage efforts. She joined the Lexipol team in 2019 and has 18 years of experience in fire service media and publishing. Foskett has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a certificate in technical communications from the University of California, San Diego. She lives in San Diego County, California. Ask questions or submit ideas via email.

Atlantic City firefighters faced a wind-driven fire in front of the Resorts casino
Mayor Eric Adams’s contact with then-Commissioner Daniel Nigro about safety violations is discovered in a wider corruption investigation
Capon Valley Firefighter Ronald Maurice Strosnider fell ill while on the call
Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price loved being a firefighter and was loved by many