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Supply Problems Causing Issues in Ambulance Replacements

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A severe global shortage of microchips is causing issues for West Chester Twp. fire department's equipment replacement program and could double the cost for ambulances for this year.

Investigation Started Into Cleveland (OH) Ambulance Crew’s Four-Hour Call

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An internal investigation is underway into why a Cleveland ambulance crew was listed as being on one call for four hours during last month's NFL Draft weekend.
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Columbus (OH) Pilot Program Will Help Determine Which 911 Calls Are Emergencies

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The program will help determine whether 911 calls need a response by police and firefighter-medics or by others.

Vandalia (OH) Division of Fire to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

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The department will use its trucks and ambulances to distribute the vaccine to residents' doorsteps without affecting its response times to fires or emergencies.
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OH Stroke Victims May Go to Expert Care Centers, Not Nearest Hospital

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Senate Bill 21 would provide new state guidelines for paramedics to assess, triage and transport stroke patients.
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North Canton (OH) Could Ask Voters to Support New Fire, EMS Levies

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The city has taken the first steps toward asking voters this fall to approve two five-year levies to support fire and EMS operations.
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Hudson (OH) Modernizes Dispatch Center

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The upgraded system includes a new radio console system, portable and mobile radios and a paging system for fire and EMS.
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2020, file photo, tear gas fills the air as police take control of the streets during protests in Portland, Ore. An Oregon lawmaker is seeking to ban the use of tear gas and other agents against crowds of people in one of the most sweeping police measures in the country regarding crowd control devices.

OH Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties for Protesters to Protect First Responders

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Supporters say more protection is needed for those being targeted for doing their jobs and stiffer penalties against those who turn peaceful protests violent.
A firefighter surveys damage to a house where the family was trapped, but were able to get out after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Ala.

Several Dead as Tornado Outbreak Rips Across the Southern U.S.

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Severe storms tore through the Deep South as strong winds splintered trees, wrecked homes and downed power lines.
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Dayton (OH) Students Learn How to be Firefighters, Paramedics

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The program allows students to train while in school and be qualified to apply for entry-level positions with the Dayton Fire Department upon graduation.