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Texas’ Elite Search & Rescue Team Recalls Finding Closure In West

When the fertilizer plant in West exploded, Texas Task Force One was called in to search the area closest to the plant for survivors. They didn’t find any.

05/08/2013

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Firefighter Who Survived West Explosion Says Blast Blew Him Out Of His Boots

Robert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.

05/08/2013

Mugshot of accused fake firefighter Terrance King. (credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s)

PD: Fake Firefighter Went To Station For A Ride-A-Long

A 21-year-old man is behind bars this morning after trying to pass himself off as a member of Dallas Fire Rescue.

CBSDFW.COM–05/01/2013

Plano Firefighter’s Organ Donation Saves Two Lives

There was an emotional meeting between the family of a Plano firefighter and two of the lives he helped save through organ donation.

04/17/2013

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Homeowner Says 911 Hung Up On Them

Home video shows just how intense the flames are as they consume John and Lori Helsley’s house.

03/30/2013

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Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Training At DFW Airport

A new multi-million dollar expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport means better training for airport firefighters around the world.

CBSDFW.COM–03/20/2013

Firefighter boots are seen on the ground. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Peers Pitch In To Help Sick Southlake Firefighter

From his hospital bed at UT Southwestern’s St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas, Randy Potter looks over at his helmet. It’s got the number 479 on it and it’s the one he uses when he’s fighting fires.

03/10/2013

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Woman Arrested For Hit And Run On Balch Springs Firefighter

Balch Springs Police have arrested a 69-year-old woman for allegedly ramming a firefighter with her car while he attempted to direct traffic in January.

02/05/2013

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Female Driver Rams Balch Springs Firefighter With Car

Balch Springs Police are searching for a female driver who rammed a firefighter with her car, carrying the man for over 100 feet, before fleeing the scene.

01/25/2013

Funeral procession for Mansfield firefighter Jarrod Broadnax. (Joel Thomas/CBSDFW)

Funeral Honors Mansfield Firefighter Who Battled ALS

Citizens of Mansfield stood along the road leading to Walnut Ridge Baptist Church holding flags. Some placed their hands over their hearts or bowed their heads. They all stood in silence as the white hearse passed, led by two rows of motorcycle police and followed by a long line of firetrucks and ambulances.

01/22/2013

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Residents Blame Apartment Complex For Fire

14-year-old Zulia Catalan sobs into her father’s chest. “I miss my house,” she says. It was just over a week ago that a fire broke out at the Stratford Hill apartments in Dallas, destroying the Catalan’s home and two others.

01/21/2013

Jarrod Brodnax, a City of Mansfield firefighter and paramedic, in full gear. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Firefighter Loses Battle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A little more than two years after a freak accident led to the discovery and diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a North Texas firefighter and paramedic has died. On January 16, 2013, Mansfield first responder Jarrod Brodnax lost his battle with ALS.

CBSDFW.COM–01/21/2013

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