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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Bill Aims to Compensate Wyoming First Responders for 'Mental Injuries'

The Wyoming Senate spent nearly an hour discussing a bill that would affect the lives of first responders across the state on Monday, Feb. 24. SF 117 would allow first responders, law enforcement officers and search and rescue workers to apply for workers’ compensation if they receive a mental injury while performing official duty.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oil City News
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Cleveland council members concerned, no minorities in city fire cadet class

Some Cleveland city council members expressed their disappoint and concern after they said they learned there weren't any minority candidates in the upcoming city fire department cadet class. Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland told News 5 the current fire class applicants are made up of 42 white male candidates and no minorities, which is a violation of city guidelines, which require at least one out of every 10 candidates be a minority.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Firefighters in Texas Inspect Residential Homes for Fire Risks Through Program

Firefighters with Dallas Fire Rescue are doing more than just fighting fires. They’re also working on growing a free program that they're calling the ultimate form of fire prevention. It's called the Home Fire Safety Survey Program, where firefighters go into your home and look for all the things that could start a fire, as well as the hazards that would make it hard for you to get out.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Homeowners can't get out of front door thanks to tumbleweeds; Pasco firefighters weigh in

Strong winds caused tumbleweeds to wreak havoc in the Tri-Cities, hitting neighborhoods in Kennewick. The tumbleweeds are leaving a big mess for homeowners. Jordan Bradfield lives in Kennewick and told Action News he probably has over 500 tumbleweeds up against his house. "There is a lot, " said Bradfield.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Follow-up: USCG says ‘Challenging rescue’ to pluck stranded trail runner to safety on Olympic Peninsula

VIDEO: A crew member puts his training to the test, during a harrowing rescue of an injured hiker. And that runner, ties his shoes to his bloodied knees as he crawls to find good phone reception. Last Friday he was on a trail near Olympic National Park -- west of Hood Canal. When this Coast Guard helicopter left Port Angeles early Saturday morning, it was bound for some of the most rugged terrain the Olympics have to offer.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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