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Report On West Recommends More Firefighter Training & Planning

A new state fire marshal report, investigating the firefighter deaths when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in 2013, is making some recommendations when it comes to firefighter planning and training.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast Report

The fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.

KRLD–04/22/2014

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Family Looks Ahead After Losing Son & Home In West Blast

Some people in West lost family members the night of April 17, 2013. Some lost their homes and there are others who lost both. One of those families spoke with CBS 11 News about the last year and how they’re rebuilding their lives.

CBSDFW.COM–04/17/2014

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Local Man Builds His Own Memorial For West First-Responders

There is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it’s not actually in West. The monumental tribute was built by just one man, who didn’t have a lot of money to spend and received no help.

CBSDFW.COM–04/17/2014

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State Awards $4.8M To Recovery Efforts In West

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.

04/16/2014

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New Addition Helps Family Deal With Loss Of Loved One In West Explosion

This week marks one year since the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed 15 people — including father and volunteer firefighter Perry Calvin. His family spoke with CBS 11 News about their unexpected loss.

CBSDFW.COM–04/14/2014

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Feds Grant $20M For Schools Ruined In Fertilizer Blast

A federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

02/10/2014

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal investigators in charge of investigating the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying […]

12/05/2013

Former West paramedic Bryce Reed is sentenced to 21 months in prison. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

21 Months For Former West Paramedic Who Built Pipe Bombs

An emotional Bryce Reed walked into court surrounded by his family and friends. The former paramedic from West came to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb, and trying to hide the components.

CBS 11–12/04/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Texas Fire Marshal Debuts Ammonium Nitrate Search

The Texas Fire Marshal’s Office has launched a website that lets Texans search for facilities with large amounts of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that ignited in an April fertilizer plant explosion and killed 15 people.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

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Greenville Residents Fearful Of Proposed Fertilizer Mixing Plant

A proposed fertilizer mixing plant near downtown Greenville has city leaders asking questions—and many residents voicing concerns.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

Football Returns To Texas Town After Fertilizer Plant Blast

Four months after a fertilizer plant explosion tore through West, Texas, killing 15 people and damaging buildings for blocks around, the West Trojans opened their football season and recovered a degree of normalcy that’s been missing.

08/29/2013

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