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  • Families of two Texas firefighters file lawsuit against makers of safety device
    VIDEO: The families of two San Antonio firefighters have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of a device that might have saved one of the men and prevented injuries to another, according to a law firm. The lawsuit also names the owner of Spartan Box Gym for allegedly setting the fatal fire at his business.
    - PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV 12 News
  • House committee tables 'tough love' bill requiring workers’ comp for Montana volunteer firefighters
    The state House Judiciary committee tabled Wednesday a bill opening a three-year window for workers’ compensation benefits to be provided for all Montana volunteer firefighters. Senate Bill 29 cleared the Senate Jan. 29 but was not referred to a House committee until last week. The bill calls for all volunteer fire departments in Montana to provide workers’ compensation coverage by October 2022.
    - PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Independent Record
  • Cancer-Causing Chemical Taints Drinking Water After California's Camp Fire
    The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation’s worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said. Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a toxic combination of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes as residents and firefighters drew water heavily, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported Thursday.
    - PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV WB 5 Los Angeles
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