New policy: no liability for firefighters breaking animals out of hot vehicles


High summer temperatures called for amends made by the Texarkana Arkansas Board of Directors, in the policy on rescuing dogs from hot vehicles.

During a regularly schedule meeting Monday evening, the board voted to amend their policy, thus making fire fighters not liable for possible damages on vehicles when they answer to a call of an animal being trapped inside.

Though this change in policy does not remove liability from the general public. The amend only applies to firefighters. All other emergency responders such as police, and other city officials were originally included in the policy and will remain after the amend.

Citizens should contact emergency officials when spotting an animal in a vehicle which has been left unattended.

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