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First Responder Mental Health

A recent study conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that 103 Firefighters and 140 Police Officers committed suicide in 2018. Take this in contrast to the amount of “in the line of duty” deaths, which include fatal shootings, stabbing, drowning or vehicles accidents which reflect 93 firefighters and 129 police officers. In 2017 there were 46 officers fatally shot, that’s 67% less than those lost to suicide.

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David Acunto
Thornton, what's in your water?

The USGS classifies soft water as anything under 60 milligrams per liter of calcium carbonate. Hard water is identified in the range of 121 to 180 mg/L. So let’s take a look at a quick comparison between Thornton and Denver water quality.

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David Acuntohardwater