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CFSI Attendees Get Updates on Programs 
Many emergency services personnel attending the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) event spent Wednesday afternoon getting updates on a number of issues including fire prevention initiatives, grant funding changes and health and fitness research. Fire officials learned that vendors or manufacturers who help them with a Assistance to Firefighters’ Grant (AFG) application are not allowed to participate or get the contract on the apparatus. They also were strongly encouraged to review the conflict of interest policies. Equipment purchased with federal funds also must be insured at the same level as the other apparatus in the fleet.  And, without FEMA approval, the rig may not be used as collateral for a loan. 
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Delaware firefighter saves drowning girl 
When Minh Nguyen ran out of his home the afternoon of Jan. 25, he heard a little girl screaming "Don't let me die! Don't let me die!" The longtime Christiana Fire Company volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician is being hailed as a hero for saving the 8-year-old's life after she walked onto an ice-covered pond in Bear and plunged into the water. But he says his mother-in-law and wife played vital roles in the rescue. Nguyen, also a full-time firefighter and his wife, Michelle, also an EMT and Christiana volunteer, were busy the day it happened.   
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8 Dept Battle blaze at House Fire in New London, New York - The Pager broke with New London Car 2 Reporting Fully Involved Structure Fire at his residence at 7075 County Highway 50, The house is Directly across the street from the Fire Station, As the Family Members were exiting the Structure out of a back bedroom window the home owner was calling fire control on his portable radio for help. Photo by Gene Carey Sr.
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