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Commissioners Court recognizes firefighters after close call

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Two Travis County first responders owe their lives to a little help from above. The first responders from Emergency Services District 1 were part of the wider response effort to a wildfire last week in the northwestern section of the county. According to ESD 1 Fire Chief Donnie Norman, both firefighters found themselves trapped in a pocket of the burning brush. Norman said a STAR Flight crew was able to locate the pair and lead them out to safety. “ESD 1 and all of Travis County owes a debt of gratitude to STAR Flight. Without their life-saving services, ESD 1 would be mourning the loss of two firefighters,” Norman said. Before digging into its regular voting session agenda on Tuesday, the Commissioners Court took time to recognize the efforts of the STAR Flight crew and the other first responders who successfully extinguished the wildfire.

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