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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

VIDEO: Ohio first responders, good samaritan pull woman from burning car

A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy was checking on what he thought was an abandoned vehicle in a wooded area Saturday night, but his quick action might have saved a woman’s life. Newly-released body camera footage shows the life-saving efforts of the deputy, who discovered the woman passed out and having a medical emergency behind the wheel of her burning car.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Texas fire rescue implements response changes in wake of tragic crash

VIDEO: Within a year of a crash that killed two first responders and critically injured another, Lubbock Fire Rescue has taken steps to keep its personnel more secure when responding to crashes. Another tactic is in development. “We can’t sit there and allow tragedies to happen,” Lt. Phillip Grandon said.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Illinois Senate passes law extending workers' comp protection measures for first responders, essential workers

Illinois Senate passes law extending protection measures for first responders and essential workers for another six months. The law established back in the spring allows essential workers and first responders to file for workers' compensation benefits if they contract COVID-19 during the course of their employment.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC 17 Decatur
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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Christmas tree bonfire at sandbar in Hawaii draws swift rebuke from the state

VIDEO: The state is warning people that Christmas tree burning is not permitted at the Kaneohe Bay sandbar and they’re promising enforcement of any violators. State conservation officers got a tip Saturday about a tree bonfire, but were unable to identify those involved. Video posted online showed a tree burning gathering with a large number of people with no masks or social distancing.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hawaii News Now
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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

California firefighters have responded to over 220 fires this year, half of them due to homeless activity

Fresno firefighters are kicking off what could be another record breaking year. “Last year we had a huge record number of fire, everything, homeless specifically we saw like a 95% increase,” Shane Brown with the Fresno Fire Department said. The new year is not bringing any relief. Brown said so far there have been 223 fires in the city and 123 have been caused by homeless activity — A 71% increase from last year.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno
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