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Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings and find people twice as fast, according to the Fire Chief. The technology is called the C-Thru platform. It includes a navigation unit that attaches to the firefighter’s helmet and allows them to clearly see objects in …

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the San Gabriel Valley is known for its amazing work in space exploration, but it is also trying to keep firefighters here on Earth safe. The center is working on new technology aimed at finding firefighters in burning buildings. The technology is called POINTER, and it …

Nine hubs will be established across Victorian hospitals to store the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine as the state government prepares for an expected roll out from late February.  The nine hubs set up across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will be at the following hospitals:  Western Health, Austin Health, Monash Health, Goulburm Valley Health, Barwon Health, …

GRANGER, Ind. — Right now firefighters are battling an apartment fire on the 800 block of Summer Place Lane in Granger.  The fire was called in around midnight on Sunday. Right now it is unclear what the extent of the fire is, or if there are any injuries. We have a crew headed to the …

An opinion piece published Sunday by a hard-line Iranian newspaper urged Iran to attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of the scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the early 2000s. Though the hard-line Kayhan newspaper has long argued for aggressive retaliation for operations targeting …

For a change, Fire Chief Rick Balentine awoke to some good early-morning news. Early Wednesday, Balentine learned the Aspen Protection Fire District had been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 100% of which will be used for recruitment and retention of eight volunteer firefighters annually. The Staffing for Adequate Fire …

After some calm, winds threaten a resurgence in parts of Oregon. Firefighters battling the devastating flames in Oregon are expected to encounter resurging wind gusts in parts of the state on Sunday that threaten to fan the flames even as rescue workers continue searching for dozens of missing people. The National Weather Service issued a …

The 2020 wildfire season is expected to be like none in recent memory. Above-average high-intensity fire risks are expected throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, where crews are already being dispatched. This summer, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, our nation’s wildland firefighters will be asked to expose their lungs and immune systems …

WESTPORT TOWNSHIP (WKOW) — Emergency crews are responding to a report of a fire at an apartment complex in the town of Westport. Firefighters were called about 7:50 p.m. to the complex in the 5300 block of Westport Road according to Dane County dispatch. A mutual aid call has been send for help from additional …

DULUTH, MN — Duluth Police deployed tear gas to break up a group of protesters and onlookers at the Kwik Trip convenience in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood around 1 a.m. Sunday. Police issued several warnings to the group to disperse before deploying the tear gas. BREAKING: Duluth Police has now used gas to clear …