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Effingham County firefighter honored

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The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency honored firefighter Jennifer Wright for superior service Wednesday.

Three lives were lost when a pickup truck and fuel tanker crashed on Ga. 17 in November, but officials said Wright's actions saved lives and drastically improved response times.

They said she was initially off duty and responded to the scene after hearing the collision which consisted of the initial explosion.

She was the first on the scene and was able to assess the situation in the midst of tragedy. Wright was able to stay calm and communicate the necessary information to responding units so decisions could be made in advance.

She is also responsible for clearing the roadway on the South end of the collision, which consisted of several vehicles and a loaded school bus.

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