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The Allstate Foundation Contributes $5 Million to Support Domestic Violence Victims, Youth in Need and Emergency Response

New investments across the U.S. in response to COVID-19
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April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As COVID-19 cases continue to grow across the United States, The Allstate Foundation is contributing $5 million to accelerate relief and recovery for domestic violence victims, youth in need, first responders and communities at large.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Produce Face Masks for First Responders and Health Care Workers

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March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is stepping in to help those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks per month. Production capacity is being installed this week and the company will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks with initial distribution across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 
 

Koch Donates Thousands to Oklahoma Emergency Responders

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Local officials with Koch Fertilizer met at Enid Fire Department on Tuesday to donate $10,000 to community first responders.

The donation was split two ways, with $6,000 going to EFD, and $4,000 to Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management, to spend where it's most needed.

Read more in the Enid News & Eagle

First Responders Answering The Call

When emergencies strike, first responders like Shannon Johnsey take charge.
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It was May 13 at 9:42 p.m. The days were getting longer as summer was just around the corner. That night, the sky was clear and stars pierced the dark Oklahoma sky. Shannon Johnsey was sitting on his patio, enjoying the calm evening, when he got the alarm. He immediately sprang into action. Within seconds, he was in his truck and headed to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where the Georgia-Pacific (GP) paper mill – his mill – was on fire.

Verizon 5G Helps Revolutionize Public Safety

By: Chris Ashraf
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When disaster strikes, first responders need to mobilize quickly to assess the situation and communicate what’s needed for rescue and relief efforts. There’s no doubt 5G can help play a key critical role when it comes to evolving response connectivity and mission operations.

Its higher speeds and ultra-low latency can support near real-time situational awareness during emergencies, mission-critical communication across networks, mobile devices and sensors and smart video surveillance.

Verizon Joins with First Responder Foundation to Expand Services to Public Safety

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First responders put their lives at risk daily, and Verizon supports these heroes. That’s why we recently made a $10,000 investment to the First Responders Foundation that will help expand and grow the Foundation, serving more first responders.

Based in Omaha, NE, the First Responder Foundation partners directly with police and fire departments to serve and honor first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work and enhance public safety.

Crafton Hills Fire Academy Hopes to Increase Number of Female Firefighters

The fire academy recently partnered with Edison International to provide scholarships with the goal of increasing diversity among its cadets.
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YUCAIPA, Calif.— Jessica Renfrow, 21, recalls a story her police officer father told her as a young girl about being called out to a burning building. The fire department hadn’t arrived yet, but a woman said her child was still inside.

Her father raced in and rescued the child, his scorched uniform evidence of the intense heat.

Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.
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In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

‘When Seconds Count’: Maryland’s Statewide Emergency Medical Services Communications System to Benefit From Major Technology Upgrade

Overland Contracting, Inc., to oversee project that will retire legacy technologies and improve network utilization to help emergency responders communicate
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August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - One of the United States’ most complex communications systems for connecting pre-hospital care emergency responders will receive a major upgrade by Overland Contracting, Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch Company. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) chose OCI to serve as the systems integrator and to oversee the design and implementation of the upgrade of its communications system, which is approaching the end of its anticipated lifespan.

Barclays Employee Takes Banking Skills Into Volunteer Mountain Rescue

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Lee Faulkner works in risk management for Barclays and volunteers with the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, a voluntary organisation in South Wales. Lee talks us through his typical week – from searching for a missing person on the Brecon Beacons to helping rescue injured walkers – and how it feels for the team to have been recognised by Prince William.

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