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West Medical Director Awaits Cause Of Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Dr. George Smith credits God that he was able to get out from under the debris at the West nursing home minutes after the West Company fertilizer plant exploded.

05/14/2013

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former West Paramedic

A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm including components to make a pipe bomb.

05/14/2013

Funeral services are held for Mariano Saldivar, who was killed in the West fertilizer explosion. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

First Of Many Funerals Happens In West

Friends, family and even some strangers gathered Tuesday in West for the funeral mass of Mariano Saldivar. His was the first of many funerals scheduled in the small town for victims of the explosion, which killed 14 people.

CBS 11–04/23/2013

Texas Senators Visit West Devastation

Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz toured the devastation in West Friday. They declined to speculate on what regulatory changes might be needed in the wake of the deadly blast in order to prevent future tragedies.

CBS 11–04/19/2013

Pros: They save lives and serve the community.Cons: They risk their lives every day.

West, Texas Firefighter And EMS Fallen Hero Fund Established

A national fund has been established to assist the survivors and coworkers of the fire and EMS personnel who died as a result of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

04/19/2013

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Paramedics Packing Heat? One Texas Lawmaker Says Yes

If passed, Texas Representative Ken King’s bill would allow EMS in counties with fewer than 50,000 people, like Cooke, to carry guns.

CBS 11–02/26/2013

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Plano Considers Paramedic ‘House Call’ Program

Emergency officials in Plano are starting to rethink the way they operate their 911 services and the chief believes the answer could be paramedics who make ‘house calls’.

01/18/2012