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  • Chattanooga Fire Department: New outreach to frequent 911 callers making a difference
    Chattanooga Fire Department Capt. Skyler Phillips fought back tears Tuesday as he told City Council members the story of a nearly blind woman with broken glasses who used to regularly call 911 seeking help after tripping and falling. This fall, the department launched a new program, CFD Connect, that seeks to connect frequent non-emergency 911 callers with social services that proactively address their problems before they turn to calling for emergency help.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Phoenix fire chief announces she has breast cancer
    Phoenix Fire Department Chief Kara Kalkbrenner announced in a message to the department Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Kalkbrenner, who was sworn in as the first woman to lead the department in December 2014, said in the message she will undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery this Friday.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZ Central
  • Mango the "Houseless Firefighter" in Los Angeles Helping Nation's Busiest Fire Station
    Never far from the busy engines of Los Angeles’s Fire Station 9 on Skid Row is a man known by everyone in the area as 'Mango.' Even though he can often be found wearing an LAFD cap and jacket designating him as the “Fire Traffic Officer,” he is not an official member of L.A. City Fire. But when the calls fire off at Station 9, Mango springs into action, just like the crews.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News
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