Tag: protect

Law Proposed to Allow EMTs to Carry Weapons

Texas (KFXV) — Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow first responders to carry handguns. The bill filed would allow first responders to carry a handgun while on duty, if they have a permit to do so. Often time, emergency medical crews are the first one to arrive on scene. Jorge Ruiz, with Hidalgo County EMS, says there are risks involved, but doesn’t think there is a need for such a law — adding that part of their training includes learning to cope with violence, or threatening, situations. Dispatchers collect all the information during the call. If the law...

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South Texas All Hazards Conference Underway

Agencies from across the Rio Grande Valley gather today for the two-day South Texas All Hazards conference. What started as a hurricane conference and training for emergencies Beyond natural disasters. Thousands of people are expected to gather in McAllen convention center for the 5th annual South Texas all-hazards conference. This two-day event give the Emergency Services personnel and opportunity to learn Vital Information that will help them become more prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies. The conference addresses the evolution of emergency preparedness and with constant change as a technology it to men’s agencies continue to train...

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Home Invasion Leaves Two Hospitalized

  Pharr (KFXV) — According to Pharr police, three individuals went into the home located on the 900 block of East Dreyer Street to commit a robbery around 10 pm. Once inside the residence, they shot a 48 and a 15-year-old man. They were both hospitalized — but officials have not specified where exactly the men were shot or their medical condition. The suspects are described as Hispanic males — wearing blue body armor, black shirts and black jeans. Two of the subjects were also wearing ski masks to protect their identities. It is still unknown what weapons they...

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Health Officials Urge Spring Breakers to ‘Wrap Up’ the Fun

According to the Center for Disease Control, young people between the ages of 13 and 24 accounted for 22 percent of all new HIV cases in 2015. The Valley AIDS Council is urging spring breakers to take the risks of STDs seriously during their break. Unprotected sex increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases which is why experts remind spring breakers to be fully aware of their actions. Spring break is the time when students want to have a good time – sometimes engaging in risky behaviors. While no one wants to take away the fun, experts want to...

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Locals React to Trump’s Executive Orders

RGV (KFXV) — Those were President Trump’s words at a press conference today after he signed two executive orders, both dealing with immigration. This afternoon FOX News went to the border wall where local grassroots organizations protested the new actions. The construction of the border wall, comes today as part of President Trump claims is his duty ‘to protect the lives of the american people’. Although Trump is expecting that the building of a bigger border wall will help with border security, civil rights attorneys are keeping a watchful eye to monitor that no person’s rights are violated. Despite...

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