From: FireRescue1 Newsletter
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: West report shows FFs untrained; 2 FFs die saving swan
Date: Fri May 16 17:58:18 MDT 2014
Texas agency: Firefighters unprepared for blast ; LODD: 2 Belgium firefighters die trying to save swan ;
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FireRescue1 Weekend Edition
May 16, 2014
Dear Member,
In this week's news, Texas state investigators presented the findings of its year-long investigation into the West Fertilizer Plant Co. explosion, while Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives gathered to commemorate the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

And, listen to this week's episode of The Command Post — where our experts discuss urban search and rescue operations and tips for the newly promoted officer.

— From the FR1 Team
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