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To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: 7 FFs hurt in lightning strike; Listen: Fire service has a cover-up culture
Date: Fri Jul 04 19:13:50 MDT 2014
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Truck manufacturer accepts responsibility for aerial mishap ; Highway renamed to honor fallen Ill. fire chief ;
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FireRescue1 Weekend Edition
July 4, 2014
Dear Member,
In this week's news, a truck manufacturer accepted responsibility for causing an accident on an aerial that injured three firefighters, while a firefighter who went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck him at a soccer game has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

And, listen to this week's episode of The Command Post — where our experts discuss the cover-up culture in the fire service and the critical first few moments on arrival at a motor vehicle accident.

— From the FR1 Team
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