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  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing…What??

    09-03-12 --   by Odessa Kawai, FIRE 20/20   People who are deaf or hard of hearing are a silent minority.   FIRE 20/20 spoke to Karen Philo from the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center in Seattle, WA. Karen, a hard of … Read More >

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  • Leaving an Inspired Legacy – A Conversation with Chief Amesqua

    12-13-11 -- write my assignment By Michèle Carbery Fire Chief Debra Amesqua 's 28 year career is an example of inspired leadership. While maintaining a vision founded upon care and compassion, she has forged new paths of innovative opportunities in the fire … Read More >

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  • TIP SHEET: Working With People Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired

    07-15-11 -- As an emergency responder, you can expect to come into contact with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.  It is estimated that up to 9% of the population has some degree of hearing loss, and this percentage will increase significantly … Read More >

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  • Long Island Firefighter Speaks Out for Marriage Equality (Video)

    06-17-11 -- Mike Vissichelli, a volunteer firefighter from Locust Valley, Long Island, speaks out for marriage in a New York marriage video released June 9 by the Human Rights Campaign. Vissichelli is also President of casino online FireFLAG, an advocacy group for gay … Read More >

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  • Taunton Fire Department

    Taunton firefighters raise the Rainbow Flag

    06-16-11 -- Taunton, UK firefighters and regional fire chiefs raised the rainbow flag in support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the fire service, in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia (May 17, 2011).   Read the original report … Read More >

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