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Keep Calm and Keep Your Fingers Crossed

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Who is responsible for responding to the media in DC? Anyone? Watch the spin from their leaders as this story continues to develop, but then dies on the vine as the DC Fire EMS officials hope it will.

Should EMTís and firefighters carry guns on the job?

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Increasingly, first responders are suddenly finding ourselves in situations where the scene is not always safe, or becomes unsafe in the blink of an eye. Is it fair to ask us to face these potentially fatal scenarios without lethal weapons?

CDC Says 1 in 3 Will Contract H1N1

The CDC is concerned that Americans don’t fully appreciate the magnitude of this deadly pandemic. As ER’s begin to swell beyond capacity, a majority say they will pass on the vaccine, and many parents may not vaccinate their children. How will this affect first responders? Pretty damn hard.

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