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ID:

156

Date:

2007-02-28

Headline:

Flaws in firefighters' last line of defense

Reporter's name:

Bill Dedman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

MSNBC

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

FOIA helped MSNBC report on the deaths of 15 firefighters who died since 1998 in fires in which safety equipment failed or malfunctioned. Nine of the deaths came after federal officials ordered a stop to an investigation into possible failures of the Personal Alert Safety System.

Keywords:

firefighter, deaths, PASS, Personal Alert Safety System


Agencies:

CDC

States:

US

Categories:

general government


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