Firefighters Feel Strain Of High Risks & Low Wages

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 20:32:48 +0000

As wildfires, fueled by human-caused climate change, have grown more extreme, so has the burden on the wildland firefighters, and it’s pushing many out of the job they love, Thomson Reuters reports. “The seasons are longer, and we’re not being treated any better,” Brian Campbell, veteran of nearly two decades of firefighting for the U.S. […]

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Extreme Wildfires Create Own Lightning, Officials Arrest Non-Evacuants

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:45:59 +0000

Wildfires fueled by extreme heat and drought continue to rage across the West Coast. Climate change exacerbates drought and heatwaves that set the stage for massive conflagrations, like the Sugar Fire in Northern California which doubled in size from Friday to Saturday and produced so much smoke and ash that, combined with the dry heat, […]

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Joe Biden Meets With Western Governors To Talk Wildfires

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 03:50:43 +0000

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met (virtually) with a bipartisan group of Western governors yesterday to discuss preparations for this year’s wildfire season, which is expected to be especially severe due to an ongoing drought fueled by climate change. “Climate change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought. We’re […]

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Woman gives kidney to retired firefighter who saved her daughter 2 years ago

Credit to Author: ccepeda| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:17:03 +0000

Woman gives kidney to firefighter who saved her daughter

A woman from Minnesota, United States donated her kidney to the firefighter who saved her daughter two years prior.

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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:15:05 +0000

A worker prepares to remove a statue from the damaged Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday, April 19, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.

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France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:45:25 +0000

An image made available by Gigarama.ru on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shot of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was damaged in a massive fire on Monday. (Gigarama.ru via AP)

PARIS — It’s a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting them for a special gathering on Thursday. Later, Paris City Hall will hold a ceremony in the firefighters’ honor, with a concert, two giant […]

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Pope thanks Notre Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:57:08 +0000

Pope Francis blesses worshipers and palm branches at the start of the Palm Sunday mass on April 14, 2019 at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked the firefighters who risked their lives to save the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on behalf of the entire Catholic Church.

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Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds, protest neglect

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:27 +0000

Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds, protest neglect

Fatima Olmedo was first to pose naked for the calendar, holding a rolled-up hose in her hands that barely covered her pregnant belly.

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Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds, protest government neglect

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:27 +0000

Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds, protest government neglect

Fatima Olmedo was first to pose naked for the calendar, holding a rolled-up hose in her hands that barely covered her pregnant belly.

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