Scabies infestation reported at Prince George’s County firehouses – WTOP

Instead of fighting fires, the fire department in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is fighting an infestation of microscopic mites. Scabies cases have been reported at several fire stations throughout the county. “Once we were notified of the bites from the mites, we took immediate action,” Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Benjamin Barksdale said Barksdale said […]

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Clarke County receives $600K grant to hire more fire/EMS personnel – The Winchester Star

BERRYVILLE — Clarke County will receive more than $600,000 in federal funds to hire five additional full-time firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) workers. That will increase the number of paid, full-time personnel stationed among the county’s three largely volunteer fire companies from seven to 12. County officials hope it will help reduce emergency response […]

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