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  • Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite over George Floyd's death
    VIDEO: Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter and started a fire that spread through the building.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis
  • First woman battalion chief in 171-year history of New Jersey fire department is sworn in
    PHOTOS: Audra Carter has a simple message for any young woman or girl who asks her about becoming a firefighter: “Please. We need more.” The 48-year-old Hoboken native is providing a shining example for future female firefighters. She was promoted Thursday, becoming the first woman battalion chief in the 171-year history of the Hoboken Fire Department in a ceremony at City Hall.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
  • US Representative urges FEMA to protect firefighters’ jobs
    U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take action that would avoid potential layoffs of America’s experienced firefighters. Specifically, Rep. LaHood and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) called on FEMA to temporarily expand the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program to include firefighters already on payroll.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ripon Advance
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