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April 2018
Years Removed from 9/11 Attacks, Health Effects Linger for First Responders
Where were you on September 11, 2001? For those of us who watched from a TV screen or computer monitor, the day's horrible events created ripples that carry to the present day. From their immediate emotional impact, to changes in airline security policy, to basic awareness of the geopolitical climate, the attacks changed the life of the average American in ways both big and small, subtle and obvious.

The long-term consequences are even more serious for the many first responders who assisted during and after the attacks. Though it is fair to assume these heroes knew the risks that came with responding to such a chaotic scene - and while first responders did account for over 400 of the 2,996 deaths at Ground Zero - few could predict the scale and scope of the health effects responders would suffer in the aftermath. What Newsweek calls a "second wave" of 9/11-related deaths has become a de facto epidemic in recent years. Ground Zero exposure has been linked to respiratory and digestive illnesses, mental health issues, and numerous cancers, among other ailments to continue

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The questions below
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Q: Why are people starting to lose interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter
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With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website,, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.        

Public safety personnel need the best possible environment to excel at what they do. Whether RDG Planning and Design is designing for Fire, Police or EMS personnel, we listen and collaborate closely to ensure the facility fits their specific needs. From preparedness, security and community involvement to state-of-the-art training and technology, we deliver thoughtful design that maximizes your budget. RDG Planning and Design's planners, architects, and engineers' goal is to help you recruit and retain the best people with a space that's as attractive as it is functional.

Responder Gateway has been designed to make it easy to find exactly what's going on in the world of the emergency responder. One place. One stop. One source. This site is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay up to date about various subjects within the first responder industry and doesn't have time to waste. 

SKIDCAR - Automated  Traffic Scenario Simulator (ATSS) Light System to continue 

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Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps to continue

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Chicago Teachers line up for concealed carry gun lessons to continue  
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Women Are Thriving As Police Officers to continue 
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Residents upset over plans to bring parolees to training camp to continue 

High school firefighter program to close, fall due to low enrollment and budget constraints to continue

Salt Lake City Airport ARFF training center to close, budget reasons cited to continue 
FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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