State Representative John Wray, R-Waxahachie, filed legislation Thursday morning to allow worker's compensation benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
“PTSD can destroy careers, family relationships, and the lives of those impacted,” Wray said. “Currently the only way that a first responder who is suffering from PTSD can receive coverage through workers compensation is to assert that he or she suffers from a mental impairment.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 9:40:12 PM - SOURCE: yourbasin.com
It is a bill lawmakers hope will protect first responders from dangerous scenes as they work to save lives.
House Bill 982 was filed by a republican representative from Waxahachie who believes firefighters and ambulance crews have the right to carry their firearm at work if they have their license to carry.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 10:29:06 PM - SOURCE: KTRE-TV ABC 9
Local fire officials continue their investigation into a fire that destroyed a single-family residence at 208 NE Alpine.
Plainview Fire Marshal Philip Mize said the fire, which was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday, was left uninhabitable by the intense blaze that caused a large portion of the roof to collapse.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 4:12:18 AM - SOURCE: Plainview Daily Herald & My Plainview
There are a couple new faces at the Collin County Fire Marshal’s Office and one of those is a species that happens to have fur, four paws and a nose worth noting.
Recently joining the team is Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Jones and his K9 partner Sadie, an accelerant detection dog used for fire investigation.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 3:10:29 AM - SOURCE: Farmersville Times/Princeton Herald
For the past 20 years, volunteer fire departments have slowly burned out.
Whether it is the economy to blame or companies not allowing the volunteers leave their jobs in the middle of the day, the Cisco Fire Department found another way to help increase the interest.
"It's not new that volunteer fire departments are a dying breed", mentioned Walter Fairbanks, Cisco Fire Chief.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 5:22:25 PM - SOURCE: KTAB TV 32 & KRBC TV 9