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According to the USFA, which is the leading cause of nonresidential building fires between 2008-2017
 
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  • After years in decline, U.S. drowning deaths are rising again
    Drowning deaths in the U.S. were on the decline for decades, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that fatalities have been increasing since 2020. While it's not exactly clear what's causing the spike, public health experts believe the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could be at least in part to blame.
    - PUB DATE: 5/24/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Public Media
  • 'The Snake Wranglers' train California firefighters how to catch and save rattlesnakes
    VIDEO/PHOTOS: If you spot a rattlesnake in your yard what would you do? In this Zevely Zone story, 'The Snake Wranglers' offer a training session to firefighters and me. The best way to save a snake is to learn how to handle the real thing. "I truly feel they are the underdog in nature," said Bruce Ireland.
    - PUB DATE: 5/24/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego
  • New study directly links night shift work with increased health risk; Washington fire department weighs in on benefits
    VIDEO: Firefighters shifts range but they often go into the night, some can be as long as 48 hours in a row. According to Deputy Fire Chief Chris Mortensen, sleep studies have helped fire departments adjust the way firefighters sleep to make the night shift more bearable. “It used to be the alarms would blare and you were waking up and lights were flashing everywhere and we found out that was really bad for your system,” said Mortensen.
    - PUB DATE: 5/24/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NonStop Local
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