Monthly Archives: May 2022

Search and rescue teams recover body of man killed in RMNP avalanche

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Search and rescue teams were able to recover the body of a man who died in an avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday. Crews found the man’s body late Sunday afternoon after two other people were rescued. The trio were climbing near Dreamweaver Couloir on Mount Meeker around 9 a.m. when other ...

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Dalkeith Fire Station could move to a shared site

Talks have already taken place with Midlothian Council on the possibility of a joint campus at Stobhill and the local authority has said it will not object to a joint base of fire and ambulance services. The move comes after structural reports found the current fire station was built with the same type of concrete roof planks that were blamed ...

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“Red Burning Sky”, a moving story of rescue and honor during World War II

Two American WWII pilots rise above their past to attempt a daring rescue behind enemy lines Bill Bogdonavich was a bombardier in the Air Force during World War II. He fled the Germans after being shot down over Yugoslavia. Drew Carlton is a pilot. He trains C-47 pilots in Texas. He would rather be abroad. “Red Burning Sky”, a novel ...

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James River crests over 9 feet create dangerous conditions

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Goochland Fire Rescue rescued five people and a dog in two separate incidents over the weekend. The Richmond Fire Department’s water rescue team also attended several water rescues over Memorial Day weekend, most of them in Belle Isle. The National Weather Service reported that the James River crested slightly above 9 feet on Memorial Day, creating ...

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Firefighters rescue a man from the Red River on Monday morning

A man was taken to hospital this morning after being found “struggling” in the Red River, according to the City of Winnipeg. Around 6 a.m., Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews received a report of a man in the Red River in the Disraeli Bridge area. Witnesses reported that he struggled as he was carried north by the current. WFPS ...

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Superyacht owner’s flashing nameplate ‘Del Boy’ ‘started fire which destroyed £6m craft’

A yacht owner’s flashing new nameplate ‘DEL BOY’ may have started the inferno that destroyed the £6million craft. Sources believe its proximity to the nine tonnes of diesel on board could be the cause of the devastating fire that destroyed the Rendezvous. 3 The plush 85ft superyacht was engulfed in flames within minutes of drifting from its berth at Torquay ...

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Israelis march through Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem, risking fresh wave of violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli nationalists began marching through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday, in a show of force that risked sparking a new wave of violence in the tense city. The crowd, overwhelmingly made up of young Orthodox Jewish men, was celebrating Jerusalem Day – an Israeli holiday that marks ...

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Lighting a Jubilee beacon? Why you need to notify the fire department

People are warned to take extra precautions if they intend to light Jubilee beacons. Local beacon lighting event organizers have been instructed to light their beacons at 9.45pm on June 2 as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. It is estimated that over 2,000 beacons will be lit across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and ...

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Weather slows Bethpage Air Show on Saturday, but hopes soar for Sunday

Most of Saturday’s Bethpage Air Show was canceled due to rain, lightning and low cloud cover, but organizers are encouraged by the prediction of a perfect day at Jones Beach on Sunday for day two a spectacle. Low clouds delayed the start of the show, but organizers were able to organize a few flights before the cancellation was announced at ...

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Pope, Anglican and Scottish church leaders to pray in Africa

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury and head of a church in Scotland will jointly lead a prayer vigil for peace during his visit to South Sudan next month, the Vatican announced Saturday. He released details of the pontiff’s itinerary during his trips to Africa from July 2-7, which he will begin in Congo. Next, he will ...

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Oswego County Encourages Applications for ARPA Funding

May 27, 2022 OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Legislature is encouraging community partners to seek help through the county’s allocation of U.S. bailout funds. “Since the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Oswego County has developed implementation strategies that will ensure these funds drive equitable economic recovery in all of our communities,” said the chairman of the ...

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Drug Task Force Makes Large Fentanyl Seizure; The NAFRS Board retreat was effective; The Memorial Day Ceremony takes place on Monday mornings at Memorial Park

Fentanyl seized The Cannon River Drugs and Violent Offenders Task Force announced Wednesday that it had made a large seizure of fentanyl. On May 13, Faribault police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Cadillac STS belonging to Christopher James Page, a person known to the task force as a possible Fentanyl dealer, for a stop sign violation and a ...

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Upstate Parent Family Weekend Schedule May 27-29

Wait, parents! It’s time for summer reading events, festival season, outdoor concerts, farmers markets and more. There’s so much to do, including new places to play at Unity Park and new exhibits coming to TCMU-Greenville and the Upcountry History Museum — and “Hamilton” is also coming in June. Get the details, tips on planning summer trips with kids, a healthy ...

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Despite the price of gasoline, volunteer transporters save animals from euthanasia shelters | Entertainment/Life

Many people are looking for a pet. Many shelter pets need permanent homes. The biggest problem is that these animals and people are not in the same places. This stumbling block is resolved in the most imaginable way of the 21st century. Social media sites are more than a place to keep in touch with friends. They also connect dogs ...

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RNLI Wells assists 45ft motor cruiser with struggling seasick crew

The RNLI Wells all weather lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 3.36pm on 25th May to assist a motor cruiser as it sailed from Lowestoft to Hull. They were off Titchwell when weather conditions put the crew in difficulty in rough seas. The motor cruiser was not moving forward and two of the four crew members on board were ...

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Training: why, what and when – FirefighterNation: Fire Rescue

We have to train, and we have to train often. By Zachary Brown Let’s be honest; today’s fire department no longer sees the fire duty it did only 30 to 50 years ago. This means that we no longer get repetition and practice of our skills day after day. Today, the average fire company no longer does multiple fires per ...

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Dundee City Council renews fire alarm contract with McGill

McGill and Dundee City Council are set to renew their longstanding relationship with the award of a contract to install wireless fire alarms at council-owned properties across the city. Over 25 years, McGill’s Fire and Security Division has carried out a number of contracts on behalf of the board, including the installation and maintenance of guard call systems, door entry ...

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Australian Greyhounds are still brutally neglected by their trainers, say lawyers

Australian Greyhounds are still leaving the racing industry in a neglected state with signs of deteriorated teeth, improper grooming and broken limbs, advocates say, four years after the Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) was established in 2018 . The new Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) survey involved 18 responses from leaders of community-run greyhound rescue groups in ...

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A trapped caver rescued by a rescue team in Spain

A seriously injured caver was saved alive after workers fought a 17-hour battle to drill and blast a path through rock to reach him. A team of more than 50 rescuers were involved in the operation to save the 60-year-old woman from Cueva de la Gitana in the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park in Spain when she suffered a ...

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MRF-D partners with Australian Defense Force and Tentara Nasional Indonesia to exercise humanitarian assistance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

DARWIN, Australia — Marine Rotational Force-Darwin participated in Exercise CROCODILE RESPONSE 22, a trilateral humanitarian assistance exercise featuring Marines and sailors with MRF-D, members of the Australian Defense Force and personnel from the Indonesian National Armed Forces , as well as multiple civil organizations and active from May 9 – May 20. CROCODILE RESPONSE 22 featured participation in the exercise ...

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A fire breaks out in a caravan in Methil

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3 Rescued From Top Of US-Mexico Border Fence Near San Diego – NBC 7 San Diego

No one was injured Monday when three people were rescued from the top of the US-Mexico border wall at Otay Mesa, south of San Diego. Firefighters responded to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection backup for three people trapped atop the border fence west of the Otay Mesa port of entry around 7:30 a.m., the fire department said. from San ...

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GF Tomlinson completes £3.4million Worksop Fire Station

GF Tomlinson has completed work on a £3.4million fire station for the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service The new fire station is located in the Vesuvius development off Sandy Lane in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and replaces an earlier fire station which was built in 1963 and is located in Eastgate. Plans for the project were submitted by the Nottinghamshire Fire and ...

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Career accident in Tamil Nadu: a fourth body found under the rubble

The body of the last worker trapped under the rubble of a quarry accident in Tamil Nadu was found on Sunday evening. Of the six workers, four died. The rescue team finally recovered the body of the last worker trapped under a rock in Tamil Nadu. (Photo: India Today) After an eight-day battle, the rescue team finally recovered the body ...

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Liverpool arrive at Anfield with a bus on FIRE ahead of the must-see Premier League final against Wolves

The LIVERPOOL team bus caught fire on its way to Anfield for Sunday’s game against Wolves. There was an electric atmosphere outside the ground as the bus rolled through a cloud of red smoke. 1 The fire caused extensive damage to the roof of the team bus But a photo taken by one of the supporters present showed a small ...

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PAWS Clinic Cat and Kitten Spaying Program Continues with $13,000 Grant – The News Herald

A popular cat spaying program that targets female cats and their juvenile kittens is coming back to Taylor’s PAWS Clinic, thanks to a $13,000 grant. With the “Family Affair” promotion, kittens 8 to 24 weeks old can be neutered or spayed and receive a rabies vaccine (kittens 12 weeks and older) and a distemper vaccine, for $5 per kitten. The ...

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Merseyside Police PCSO and ACE amazing donation!

Belle Vale Police Station PCSOs and Active Community Enterprise staff raise over £1,000 for New Brighton Lifeboat Station New Brighton Lifeboat volunteers were on hand to meet the fantastic team made up of PCSOs from Merseyside Police, Belle Vale Police Station and staff from (ACE) Active Community Enterprise. Their combined efforts of a 15 mile walk, table sales and raffles ...

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Flint Coast Guard joins huge emergency services response as person is rescued from water near Runcorn Bridge

Deeside.com > News Post : Sat 21 May 2022 Update: Sat 21 May Volunteers from the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team were called in on Friday night to help with a massive emergency services response following reports of someone in the water near Runcorn Bridge . The team was rushed at 11pm to the incident which also saw the Caernarfon-based coastguard ...

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Vineyard City Celebration kicks off summer of events | News, Sports, Jobs

1 / 7 Nathan Jensen sets up the Tip Top for Orem Summerfest, which runs through Saturday at Orem City Park on Center Street in Orem. Kevin Lee, Daily Herald file photo 2 / 7 Orem’s Steven Stoker chews a hot dog as he watches the progress of his opponents in the Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Eating Contest as ...

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: Rural hospitals get another $450 million in relief funds

“Nobody, from a hospital financial operations perspective, cares about the volatility of patient volume,” said Jim Porter, managing director of ToneyKorf Partners. “That kind of volatility is worrying.” The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released an additional $450 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for rural health care providers who have struggled with rising expenses, labor challenges ...

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Commission of £500,000 electric firefighters

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has commissioned its first electric motor. Teams will start using the device in early 2023, but a suitable location has yet to be identified. The vehicle was produced with the help of £500,000 funding from Transport Scotland and will be delivered to service later this year. The contract to build the low-carbon vehicle, capable ...

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This Puppy Rescued On 495 Near Hoboken Needs Our Help

While dogs and cats are unfortunately brought to shelters and shelters in the Hoboken and Jersey City area on a regular basis, this sweet pup, about 4 months old, ended up on Route 495 near Hoboken – driving through traffic Wednesday afternoon. Local Hoboken resident Janelle Hoffman jumped out of her car, dodging traffic to save him. She took him ...

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Arborist called to save cat ends up being rescued by firefighters

A TREE surgeon who was called in to rescue a cat ended up being rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped on a roof. Basim Hashmi called the arborist at his home in win bridgePerthshire on Sunday when his beloved moggy Toby got stuck on top of their house. The 32-year-old was shocked, however, when the arborist also got stuck on ...

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Sick brown pelicans flood rescue groups in Southern California

The past week quickly became a blur of brown pelican rescues as wildlife rehabilitation centers were inundated with dozens of hungry and sick birds showing up along the southern California coast. The problems seemed to arise first in Ventura County, according to Liz Holbrook, a longtime volunteer with the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. The group rescues and rehabilitates seabirds ...

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Ducklings rescued in quack rescue from Brecon

Six ducklings have been rescued from a weir in Brecon – following a grueling rescue operation that lasted almost four hours. The ducklings had become trapped after their mother chose a rather uncomfortable place to have her babies – which was a small enclosed pond fed by the canal in the town center near Kensington Road. The difficult location meant ...

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| Santa Fe NF to implement forestwide closure order on May 19 NM Fire Info

SANTA FE, New Mexico – May 17, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement a forest-wide program closing order at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, prohibiting public access to the entire 1.6 million acre forest due to active wildfires and extreme fire danger. The closure order will remain in effect until December 31, 2022, unless revoked ...

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Midlothian beautician devastated after salon destroyed in ‘deliberate attack’

A Midlothian beautician has been devastated after her salon business was destroyed in a deliberate arson attack. Kellyanne Beattie was away overnight when her business – located in the back garden of her family home – was targeted by vandals, causing £20,000 damage. The wooden structure housing the lounge was left a burnt shell with all lounge equipment lost as ...

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Animal Rescue | PetRescue’s Home2Home program is the new ethical way to adopt or rehoming a pet

There’s nothing worse than having to say goodbye to a family member, and that includes when it’s a beloved furry friend. While adopting a pet is an exciting thing, the process of rehoming a pet is something entirely new – and few Australians know how to go about it. Vickie Davy, co-founder of national animal welfare charity PetRescue, explains that’s ...

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Rangers rescue injured manatee in Everglades National Park

Wildlife officials have rescued an injured manatee in Florida’s Everglades National Park after visitors noticed a “large object” floating in the water, according to the park service. Everglades National Park Service Everglades National Park Service Wildlife officials rescued an injured manatee in Florida’s Everglades National Park after park visitors reported seeing a “large object” floating in the water, according to ...

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Mountain rescue team joins search for pensioner missing for three weeks

A mountain rescue team has joined the search for a pensioner who has been missing for three weeks. Glyn Smith, 76, was last seen in the Oykel Bridge area of ​​Sutherland after embarking on a walking tour of the Highlands. Glyn, from Cambridgeshire, has not been in contact with his family since Sunday April 24, leading to heightened concern for ...

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Wasteland behind Edinburgh Lidl ‘burnt down’ as smoke rises over store

Thick smoke could be seen rising above an Edinburgh Lidl on Sunday May 15 after a wasteland area burned. Footage taken around the West Granton Road store showed a collection of burning rubbish and materials as the blaze took hold behind the building. Becoming visible around 7 p.m., the flames appeared to have reached a substantial height before emergency services ...

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DVIDS – News – CERF-P partners with civilian entities to prepare for collaborative crisis response

Airmen and Soldiers from the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) held a training event at the Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center in Appleton, Wisconsin on May 14, 2022. The Wisconsin National Guard’s CERF-P has partnered with the 104th Aviation Unit of Madison, Wisconsin, as well as Southern Waukesha County Canine Search and ...

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Local rescue teams save a man and a dog after a fall

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Local rescue teams are credited with bringing a man and dog to safety after a terrifying fall. It happened Friday night in Luzerne County. The man and the dog tumbled almost 60ft off a cliff in Plymouth Township. It was a team effort between the three fire departments, battling difficult terrain and crossing a ...

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MSPs and pro-choice campaigners gather in Edinburgh for Roe VS Wade abortion rights debate

MSPs and reproductive rights activists gathered in Edinburgh to show solidarity with their American peers who were protesting against the new Roe v Wade call. The protest, outside the US consulate in the Scottish capital, came as hundreds of thousands of people across America took to the streets to protest the looming US Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark ...

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Effects of vaginal microecology and immunity on cervical cerclage pregnancy outcome | BMC Women’s Health

Research fund Cervical incompetence is also known as cervical laxity or internal os insufficiency. In recent years, an increasing number of women have developed cervical incompetence in China. If no active and effective treatment is given or in case of inappropriate treatment, pregnant women will have an increased risk of adverse events such as miscarriage and premature delivery, probably with ...

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service unveils ‘wrapped’ fire engine for Pride

His first appearance will be at Cheltenham’s Picnic in the Park event on Sunday May 15, which will be attended by GFRS members alongside colleagues from Gloucestershire County Council. The Pride wrap will be a permanent feature of the fire engine and it will support other Pride in Gloucestershire events taking place throughout the summer: Sunday June 12 – Pride ...

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Missing Lāwaʿi Man Found Dead in Kōke’e : Kauai Now : Kauai News & Information

A Lāwaʿi man who went missing on the Miloli’i Ridge Road trails in Kōke’e State Park on Sunday, was found dead Thursday afternoon in the Ku’Ia Nature Preserve area of ​​Kōke’e State Park. Kōke’e State. The body of 50-year-old Moses “Lono” Gardner was discovered around 3:30 p.m. According to a preliminary report, personnel from the Forestry Division of the Department ...

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Scott Brown plans SPFL transfer raid as Fleetwood Town boss aims for quick deals

Scott Brown is planning to make a raid on the Scottish market after taking the reins of Fleetwood Town. The Celtic legend landed his first managerial job at the English League One club yesterday and is already preparing for next season. Former Hibs teammate and Dunfermline No.2 Steven Whittaker is expected to head south as Brown’s assistant manager. And it ...

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11 Dies after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico, US says

Eleven people died and 31 others were rescued on Thursday after a boat carrying migrants capsized about 10 miles north of Desecheo Island, PR, the US Coast Guard said. The agency said the crew of a Customs and Border Protection plane spotted a capsized vessel shortly before noon. The crew reported people in the water who did not appear to ...

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Another day – another complex rescue for Appledore RNLI.

Shortly after 11am on Friday morning April 22, the Falmouth Coastguard notified Appledore RNLI of a boat in difficulty on the south tail, Bideford Bar . Two people were on a private fishing boat and had been fishing in the channel near Middle Ridge Buoy. When they lifted their anchor it became tangled around their propeller, the boat lost power, ...

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Man freed after being buried ‘up to his chin’ in Bethel trench collapse

BETHEL — A worker was airlifted to Yale New Haven Hospital in serious condition Wednesday afternoon after a trench collapse left him buried up to his chin in dirt, officials said. Bethel’s Stony Hill Fire Department said in a statement that first responders from across the area helped free the man, including digging him up by hand at one point. ...

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Activation of a malicious fire alarm during a higher exam at Montrose Academy

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Attackers kill seven soldiers in an ambush in northern Nigeria | Armed groups news

For more than 10 years, Nigeria has been grappling with various armed groups that are spreading terror in the north of the country. At least seven soldiers have been killed and two others are missing in Nigeria after they were ambushed by assailants while patrolling in the northeastern state of Taraba, two military sources said. The incident happened on Tuesday ...

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Vicksburg officials consider raising ambulance fares – The Vicksburg Post

Citing the rising cost of running the city’s ambulance service, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. appointed a committee to work out an interlocal agreement with the Warren County Board of Supervisors regarding the cost of the provision of an ambulance service in the city and could. Flaggs appointed the committee of Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, Deputy Chiefs Derrick Stamps and ...

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‘Intensive’ rescue operation needed to save Seniors’ Hall of Fame at Lake Laurentian

Dr Ronald Wallingford, 88, was found in an area so difficult to access that two rescue teams were called. A retired teacher and author, Wallingford is a sports hall of famer who has held national running and Boston Marathon records. A missing person case became a complex search and rescue operation in the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area on May 9, ...

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Frances Tait: Banning Combustible Cladding on High-Risk Buildings in Scotland: What Businesses Need to Know

Frances Tait, who works in Womble Bond Dickinson’s construction and engineering team, outlines the changes to combustible lining legislation that are to be introduced in Scotland. Everyone’s attention has been on the Safe Buildings Bill (now the Safe Buildings Act 2022) which received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 – but it’s important to remember that North of the border, ...

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Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

A Sri Lankan woman cries after anti-government protesters were attacked by government supporters outside the president’s office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 9, 2022. Government supporters on Monday attacked protesters camping outside the offices of the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. minister, as the unions began a “week of protests” demanding that the government change and its ...

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Ukraine celebrates Victory Day moderately and optimistically

People near the World War II memorial in downtown Irpin, Ukraine, on Monday. (Kasia Strek/Panos Pictures/FTWP) KYIV, Ukraine – The day many here feared Russia would step up its assault on Ukraine turned out to be very different. Instead of formally declaring war, annexing occupied areas or increasing bombardment, as many expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not even mention ...

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Staithes Coastguard Rescue Team were called in to help save the crashed paraglider pilot

HART paramedics and Coastguard rescue officers move the victim before attaching him to the rope rescue system and hoisting him up the cliff. The incident happened on Saturday, May 7. Staithes Coastguard Rescue Officers (CROs) located the victim and administered first aid while Staithes CROs and the Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team set up the necessary rope system to lower a ...

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Terrified guests claim they were left to their own devices during the fire alarm at the hotel five years after the fatal blaze

TERRIFIED guests have told of the panic of a fire alarm at a hotel – five years after a fatal blaze. They claim they were left on their own after a midnight alert at the five-star Cameron House. 1 EGW05F Cameron House, a five-star hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond near Balloch, Scotland, is a Q Hotels propertyCredit: Alamy ...

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The Senate Democrats’ shop revamped the child care reconciliation proposal

the US rescue plan, which policymakers signed into law more than a year ago, earmarked $39 billion for child care. In October, the White House proposed investing an additional $400 billion in the sector as part of the Democrats’ multi-billion reconciliation package, Build back better, which would have sufficed to establish universal preschool; a new program capping child care costs ...

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Llandudno lifeboat answers Mayday’s call on a busy afternoon

During a busy afternoon, Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat carried out two rescues of vessels in distress. The Llandudno All Weather Lifeboat William F. Yates was originally tasked to take off at 4:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon to rescue a struggling 32ft cruiser. The vessel, with 4 people on board, struck a submerged object causing mechanical difficulties and water ingress. The cruiser was ...

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Keswick Mountain Rescue Team called Wren Cragg, High Rigg

A MAN climbed to the top of Wren Crag to get a phone signal to call the police, prompting a call for mountain rescue teams. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) were called to Wren Cragg, High Rigg at 9.50pm on Thursday May 5 after a couple collapsed in a ‘precarious position’. The team were alerted by police to an ’emergency’ ...

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Three cars burned in the Whitfield area of ​​Dundee

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Waipā skinks released to safe space after being rescued from construction site

Fourteen copper skinks (mokomoko) have been released into a pest-free sanctuary near Ōhaupō. Photo / Provided Fourteen copper skinks (mokomoko) were rescued from a housing development site in Te Awamutu and released into a safe, pest-free sanctuary in Rotopiko near Ōhaupō. National Wetland Trust chief executive Karen Denyer, who was present at the release, said that although copper skinks had ...

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Do you include hearing impaired people in your fire risk assessment?

Do you include hearing impaired people in your fire risk assessment? This Deaf Awareness Week, the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of safety measures to ensure those who are hard of hearing can be alerted in the event of a fire. The Service’s protection team works with businesses to ensure steps are taken to reduce the ...

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FG to rescue abductees from Abuja-Kaduna train

The government’s failure to rescue the more than 68 Abuja-Kaduna train passengers 37 days after their abduction by terrorists, demonstrates the growing helplessness of the Nigerian state in the face of the existential challenge of non-state actors. Emboldened, terrorists are posting photos and videos of their victims online, spreading boasts and mocking loved ones of abductees and the government. The ...

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Two people rescued from river embankment after huge emergency response in Ayr

Two people have been rescued after falling down an embankment near the River Ayr. A man and woman have both been brought to safety after struggling near Holmston Road today along the River Ayr promenade. An air ambulance landed on the grounds of nearby Kyle Academy in response to the incident which saw firefighters, police and ambulances rush to the ...

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New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched twice in two days

Last week (Thursday 28th and Friday 29th April) saw the launch of the New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat in service twice in two days and the first service for the 12-13 Keep Fit Association rescue lifeboat since that she retired from Filey RNLI. On Thursday April 28, New Quay RNLI started early as the pagers rang at 5.42am. The all ...

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Six people rushed to hospital after two car crashes on major Scottish road

Six people have been rushed to hospital after a two-car crash on a major Scottish road. Emergency services rushed to the scene on the A85, near Dunollie Road, Oban at around 6.15pm on Tuesday May 3. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) sent two devices to the scene, near Pennyfuir Farm. It is understood the Scottish Ambulance Service was ...

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Geo Barents: rescued migrants arrive in Sicily

After more than a week on board the “Geo Barents” rescue vessel, 101 people were allowed to disembark in Italy. Nearly 300 others, many of them minors, are still waiting at sea on the Ocean Viking rescue vessel. The long wait at sea finally came to an end on Tuesday (May 3) as 101 people rescued by the ship ‘Geo ...

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The garage fire was extinguished before it spread to the house

Photos: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service FIREFIGHTERS put out a fire in a garage before it had a chance to spread to the rest of the house. Banbury Fire Station was alerted to a fire in a garage on Dukes Meadow Drive on Sunday. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reel jets, before the fire had ...

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Rescue teams work to reach a hiker stuck on a cliff in the gorge

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) — The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said it was trying to reach a hiker stranded at Munra Point in the Columbia River Gorge on Monday afternoon. The sheriff’s office said at 10:30 a.m. Monday they received a call from someone at the Bonneville Dam. The caller saw smoke coming from a signal fire near the top ...

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Date for inquest into fatal Cameron House fire could be set this week

A second preliminary hearing in an inquest into the tragic deaths of a couple in the Cameron House fire tragedy will take place tomorrow (May 3). A virtual hearing will begin at Paisley Sheriff Court ahead of a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of Simon Midgley, 32, and Richard Dyson, 38. Simon’s mother Jane has been fighting for ...

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The Penny Marathon is back to save stray animals

Registration for the 11th edition of the Penny Marathon opens on May 16. The event takes place on July 10. The charity event to raise funds for stray animals was started in Greece by two Greek-Australians in 2012 and over the years has taken place simultaneously in cities across Greece, Australia and other parts of the world. This year the ...

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New fire station in Upper Ojai opens after years of planning

Ventura County Fire Department officials officially opened a new station in Upper Ojai Friday morning with tours for neighbors and local officials. Station 20 at 12000 Santa Paula-Ojai Road – also known as Highway 150 – replaces a facility built over 60 years ago. The $7.3 million building totals 8,504 square feet and sits on a 2.3-acre site. The facilities ...

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