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Subject: Family confronts D.C. chief; FF smacked in face with coupling
Date: Fri Apr 04 17:45:39 MDT 2014
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Video: Thousands honor fallen Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy ; D.C. fire chief: Not helping dying man was unacceptable ;
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FireRescue1 Weekend Edition
April 4, 2014
Dear Member,
We are pleased to air the first episode of The Command Post — a podcast that brings you expert perspective on hot topics, frontline tactical tips and leadership lessons for firefighters and officers.

Tell us what you think of the premiere episode and what you would like to hear in future episodes.

— From the FR1 Team
Sandy Update from InPublicSafety.com
New York’s Progress on Community-Based Disaster Recovery Efforts

During his 30-year career as a firefighter, George Munkenbeck has been involved in many disaster response and recovery efforts. But when Superstorm Sandy hit his hometown of West Sayville, N.Y. in October 2012, the flooding was far beyond anything he had seen in his fire district and in the surrounding areas.

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