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NFPA urges teens not to participate in trending social media challenge
   TikTok’s #outletchallenge presents significant electrical hazards January 23, 2020 – According to local news reports, high school students in Massachusetts have been imitating a dangerous viral video circulating on the social media app TikTok. Along with Massachusetts fire officials who have issued fire alerts about the dangers of this activity, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public not to participate in this challenge. ....
Bridging the Technology Gap in Fire Operations
Heartland Fire & Rescue Celebrates 10 Years of Service
Massachusetts is first state to officially update to the 2020 edition of the NEC
   January 21, 2020 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that the state of Massachusetts’ recent update of the Massachusetts Electrical Code to contain the requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) (plus MA-specific amendments) represents the first state to implement the latest version of the code. ....
Mayer Fire Chief McGhee anonymously donates kidney to stranger
Mayer Fire Chief Mike McGhee was scrolling through Facebook one day when a post caught his eye.It was a photo of a woman holding a sign that said she needed a kidney, and pleaded that people go to a website that pairs living kidney donors to compatible kidney recipients.He tried scrolling past it like anything else, but found himself going back to it again and again. ....
First African American appointed as Menlo Park Fire Districts Board President
New Fire Board President, the first to come from the City of East Palo Alto, in the District’s 104 year history, will be Sworn in at Fire Station 2, in East Palo Alto on January 21, 2020 at 7 pm.Menlo Park Fire Protection District Pictured above (from left to right) Outgoing Board President Virginia Chang Kiraly, Fire Chief Schapelhouman and new Board President Robert Jones at the District’s Annual Pancake Breakfast in front of its historic 1956 Seagrave Fire Engine Credit Menlo FireOn January 21, 2020, Robert Jones will be sworn in as the first resident and African American, who lives in the City of East Palo Alto to become the Fire Districts Board President in 104 years. ....
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Partnership announces 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees
     Individuals and organizations honored for exemplary commitmentto community wildfire risk reduction.January 14, 2020 —The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the three recipients of this year’s Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire. ....
23rd Annual Firefighter Recognition Day Luncheon And Awards Ceremony
Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs Newsletter

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