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Janesville firefighters, police train together for danger

Janesville firefighters, police train together for danger

JANESVILLE, WI - Like ground troops in a war, Janesville police might someday have to see a fellow officer take a bullet. When that happens, they’ll be able to rely on Janesville firefighter medics who will be there with them, risking gunfire to patch up officers and...

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Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will spend about $305,000 for a new BearCat armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department. One member of City Council said the money should instead be used on new patrol cars. The police department already shares one armored vehicle with the Spokane...

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BearCat Assists Springfield First Responders from Gunshots

BearCat Assists Springfield First Responders from Gunshots

SPRINGFIELD — A 65-year-old man who set fire to his home early Wednesday morning laid in wait to ambush arriving firefighters, firing repeatedly at emergency responders before killing himself with a shotgun. With firefighters forced to retreat from the gunfire, the...

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Bossier fire department requests purchase of armored vehicle

Bossier fire department requests purchase of armored vehicle

Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone hopes there’s never a time where his department would have to respond to an active shooter situation in Bossier City. But in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1 that resulted in the deaths of 59 people, as well as other...

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Harvey County ERT needs outlined

Harvey County ERT needs outlined

Given the escalation of violent crime over the last few years, the Harvey County Emergency Response Team continues to strive towards a level of preparation that will allow it to best serve the community in any given situation. In order to do so, there are needs that...

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