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Record-playing dog sparks fire alarm

A dog in the Upper Austrian town of Marchtrenk prompted an emergency call to the fire brigade after turning on a record player in the middle of the night while its mistress slept.

The elderly woman raised the alarm after mistaking […]

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Fire alarm testers in Chesterfield rush to the aid of woman minutes away from giving birth

Two members of the maintenance team at Chesterfield’s Royal Hospital have been hailed as ‘fantastic’ after they rushed to the aid of a woman who was minutes away from giving birth.
Elvin Barker and Craig Brooks were testing fire alarms yesterday […]

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A 9,000-Pound Alarm: The Hartford Fire Bell

By BEN GAMMELL
Visitors to the Connecticut Historical Society might notice a massive bronze bell resting quietly outside at the corner of the Asylum Street parking lot. This behemoth weighs more than four tons, and once played a very loud role in […]

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False alarm can be costly to the community

By Jane Beckerdite, TXK Today 

A false alarm, whether it be for a police or fire emergency, is always better than the real thing. But when false alarms are recurrent, they can become a strain on the resources of the community.

TXK Today spoke to […]

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Born to serve:Teen firefighters share passion for volunteering

BY BEN PONTZ, 16 Freestyle Staff Writerfreestyle@lnpnews.com

TEEN FEATURE
For most of us, hearing a fire alarm at 1 in the morning would be a minor disturbance; we would simply roll over and go back to sleep.
However, for 16-year-old Lampeter-Strasburg student Sam […]

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Irish hotel fined after fire alarm had no batteries

A hotel has been fined £2,000 after admitting that it put guests at “serious risk” by failing to have a proper fire alarm system.
The Railway Hotel on Forthill Street in Enniskillen also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with an […]

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Cycle race chaos as fire engine gets trapped under finish line

The scaffolding had to be lifted to allow the fire engine to pass underneath at Otley cycle races
11:37am Thursday 3rd July 2014
SPECTATORS at last night’s Otley Cycle Race witnessed some unexpected drama when a fire engine got stuck on the course in […]

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Weekend Projects

It’s the weekend. It’s time for a little grilling.

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Technology Plays an Increasing Role in Emergency Management

 
 
 
Microsoft Disaster Response’s chief technology officer discusses the use of tech in emergency response
 
Eric Holdeman | June 26, 2014

Technology is at the heart of many emergency operations centers. In this image, the San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas, EOC bustles with activity […]

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Dozens hospitalized at TD Garden concert

This article was reported by Globe Correspondents Jennifer Smith, Todd Feathers, Zachary T. Sampson, Jeremy C. Fox, and Claire McNeill. It was written by Smith.
Dozens of concertgoers, many of them minors, were taken to hospitals from the TD Garden Wednesday […]

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