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Texas EMS Director: Thank Your Fire Department or EMS

West, Texas EMS Dr. George Smith encourages the nation to thank local first responders

Monday, April 29, 2013

WACO, Texas (CBS) - Dr. George Smith wants answers, too. Four of the people killed were volunteers in the emergency medical service he founded. "We go in when other people are running away - we go in. We know that at any time something like this can happen," he said. Smith was just 250 yards away from the explosion. "What I'd like to say to the nation is go down to your local fire department or your EMS, shake their hand and tell them thank you," he said. "Because they risk their lives every day for you ... it's important. We need to go give them a hug, shake their hands and tell them thank you."

Tags: News, News Video, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

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