FOX5 Vegas: All Hands on Deck, Dan Pentkowski

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Las Vegas Sun: Union, 12 off-duty firefighters shot at concert

Union officials say 12 off-duty firefighters were shot while attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, including two who were wounded while administering CPR to gunshot victims.

Angelo Aragon, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada, said Tuesday that all the firefighters survived their wounds.

Aragon said dozens of area firefighters were attending the event and about 150 from about 20 stations responded to help after the massacre.

Several off-duty firefighters described sending loved ones away from the scene as they set up triage stations and taught concertgoers to help provide emergency care such using belts as tourniquets.

Anthony Robone of the Henderson fire department said he did first aid on his older brother Nicholas who was shot in the upper chest. The brother is in stable condition.

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Fox 5: Nevada Firefighters: Drowning prevention

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The ABCD’s of pool safety are always very important, but especially during the summer season.

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KTNV 13 Action News: Firefighters launch heat safety campaign

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By: Bryce Riley

Henderson firefighters have a message for families as temperatures in the valley begin to hit their peak: Don’t leave your child in the car unattended.

“It is not safe to leave a child in an unattended vehicle for even one minute,” said Dan Pentkowski, president of the Henderson Professional Firefighters.”Zero deaths is the only acceptable number, and the only way we can ensure that happens is by educating our community.”

Las year, 39 children died nationwide after being left in hot cars. Henderson firefighters hope to change that after launching their “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign on May 4.

According to fire officials, Nevada has ranked among the top 20 states hardest hit by heatstroke fatalities. Temperatures inside of a car can climb more than 30 degrees in just 10 minutes when it’s hot outside.

Firefighters suggest leaving your cell phone, wallet or purse in the back seat to get into the habit of checking the entire car before locking and leaving your vehicle. For more information and additional tips, visit www.hendersonfirefighters.com.

 

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8 News Now: Try It Before You Buy It – Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle

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Is the Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle worth the cash or will it leave you all wet? Consumer Advocate Michelle Mortensen puts it to the Try It Before You Buy It test.

via Try It Before You Buy It: Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle.

 

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American Towns: Henderson City Council Presents “Check Your Seats in the Heat” Proclamation to the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters

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Mayor Andy Hafen, Councilman John Marz, Councilman Sam Bateman, Councilwoman Gerri Schroder and Councilwoman Debra March of the Henderson City Council present the proclamation to the president of the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters, Dan Pentkowski.   Continue Reading

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Fire Engineering: Tribute To Henderson Fire Department’s Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann was hired by the Henderson Fire Department in 1989. Throughout his twenty year career, Jeff was assigned to rescues, engines companies, and truck companies. He remained a well respected senior firefighter who was committed to the community and the success of his team and the department.  His last day on the job was February 2, 2009. Twenty five days later he would lose his life to cancer. Jeff was the first firefighter to lose his life on the job at the Henderson Fire Department. Throughout his short battle he embodied courage and love for the people he worked with.

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The Jeff Mann Memorial Golf Tournament Video

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Jeff Mann was hired by the Henderson Fire Department in 1989. Throughout his twenty year career, Jeff was assigned to rescues, engines companies, and truck companies. He remained a well respected senior firefighter who was committed to the community and the success of his team and the department. His last day on the job was February 2, 2009. Twenty five days later he would lose his life to cancer. Jeff was the first firefighter to lose his life on the job at the Henderson Fire Department. Throughout his short battle he embodied courage and love for the people he worked with.

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Celebrating Veterans Day

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Glad we could honor clients, who are the first responders who protect, preserve, and provide for our community, by sending out a special thanks to them in the Las Vegas Business Press! We are grateful to work for such amazing people! Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our great nation. Thank you for your courage and dedication!

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Henderson Firefighters Sell “Go Pink for the Cure” Shirts to Benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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(Henderson, Nev.) –For the second time, the Henderson Firefighters will be showing their support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) by selling “Go Pink for the Cure” charity shirts to the public. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit the BCRF, and the other half will go to the Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association (HFBA), which benefits other local nonprofit organizations in the community.

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