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  • Weekend marks 25 years since University of North Carolina fraternity fire killed 5 students
    VIDEOS: This weekend's graduation day marks 25 years since a tragic fire in a UNC fraternity house killed five students. The painful date is etched in local memory: May 12, 1996. It was graduation day – and Mother's Day. A smoldering cigarette sent the Phi Gamma Delta house up in flames, killing five students and injuring three on what should have been a happy day of commencement.
    - PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
  • Michigan testing blood of firefighters to analyze PFAS exposure
    The state of Michigan is taking blood samples from firefighters as part of a project to study how much exposure they receive to toxic PFAS chemicals. This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the launch of the PFAS in Firefighters of Michigan Surveillance (PFOMS) project, a multi-year $1 million biomonitoring effort to assess firefighter exposure to the “forever chemicals.
    - PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mlive
  • Connecticut firefighters talk about the dangers of the job and what drives them to do it
    VIDEO: It was not business as usual at Storm Engine Company No. 2 in Derby. One day after the tragedy in New Haven that cost the life of fallen firefighter Ricardo Torres, who ran into a burning building, saving the lives of two people. It would be his final heroic act. Firefighters in Derby shared with News 8 what drives firefighters to do what most people would not — run towards danger? “Somebody has to answer the call when somebody needs help,” said Capt.
    - PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven
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