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To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Second Ky. firehouse burns; Vandals hit FFs' cars
Date: Fri Aug 08 17:05:52 MDT 2014
Body:
Autopsy: Blunt force killed Ind. asst. chief ; Lawsuit filed in off-duty brawl, fatal shooting of FF by cop ;
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FireRescue1 Weekend Edition
August 8, 2014
Dear Member,
In this week's news, an autopsy showed an Ind. asst. chief died from the force of a collapsing ceiling as he battled an industrial fire, while for the second time this week a Ky. volunteer fire department station has burned down.

And, listen to this week's episode of The Command Post — where our experts explain why all firefighters should be held to mandatory fitness.

— From the FR1 Team
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