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  • Oklahoma bill signed ensuring firefighters can provide emergency medical transport in limited situations
    The Oklahoma governor has signed legislation into law giving firefighters the authority to transport patients to the hospital in emergency situations. Senate Bill 1515, written by Sen. Darrell Weaver and Rep. Mike Osburn, was filed in response to a situation where an Oklahoma City firefighter was disciplined for his decision to drive a 3-year-old burn victim to the hospital in his fire truck after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.
    - PUB DATE: 5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fayetteville
  • New Jersey beach sand collapse: Firefighter describes efforts to uncover victims
    PHOTOS: A New Jersey firefighter says his department is still recovering emotionally after attempting to dig two teenage victims out of a sand collapse at Toms River’s Ocean Beach on Tuesday. Despite first responders’ efforts, Levi Caverly, 18, died in the collapse of a 10-foot hole he dug on the beach with his 17-year-old sister, whom rescuers saved after hours of digging.
    - PUB DATE: 5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News
  • Utah fire department to get customized tiller truck
    PHOTOS: In 2021, the Orem Fire Department requested, and was granted by the city council, a major purchase for the city — a tiller fire truck. Tiller trucks are the most maneuverable type of fire apparatus in the fleet of fire trucks. They also come with a hefty price tag. Orem’s truck is being built to custom specifications and ,when completed, will cost about $1.
    - PUB DATE: 5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald
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