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Paramedic Students Earn Scholarships
Angela Webb and Shannon Nowlan have been awarded the annual Joseph E. Rood, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, in honor of the late Joseph E. Rood, Jr. is awarded to students enrolled in the Paramedic Science program at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, IN. Each student will receive scholarship support for their spring tuition.
A Navy veteran, Rood worked at Deaconess Hospital for over 28 years, serving as an EMS Coordinator and a Clinical Quality Improvement Analyst. Rood was best known for his pioneering efforts in patient care and paramedic science, and while working at Deaconess Hospital he created a unique curriculum for teaching EMTs.
This Month in Fire History
March 1, 1911
The Weeks Act authorizes federal and state cooperation in forest fire protection
March 2, 1970
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) bans tetrachloride fire extinguishers
March 5, 1770, Boston, MA
A false alarm leads to confrontations that result in the Boston Massacre
March 10, 1941, Brockton, MA
The Strand Theater fire roof collapse kills 13 firefighters
March 17, 1631, Cambridge, MA
The first fire prevention legislation passed
March 18, 1951
Sparky the Fire Dog is “born”
March 19, 1896, New York, NY
Insurance groups form a committee to design what will become the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
March 25, 1911, New York, NY
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire kills 145
March 25, 1990, New York, NY
The Happy Land Social Club fire kills 87
March 29, 1929
Michigan passes the first state law banning the public use of fireworks
Courtesy of NFPA