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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

Devon Colbert (Credit: Garland Fire Department)

Garland Firefighters Fighting For Injured Comrade

His whole life, Devon Colbert, dreamed of being a firefighter. For seven years, he tried to get hired. Finally, last year, his dream came true.

12/28/2012

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Donations Accepted For Victims Of Christmas Eve Fire

Neighbors and friends are doing everything they can to help a Plano family recover from a deadly Christmas Eve fire. Jeff Neary and his family lost everything when their Christmas tree caught on fire on Christmas Eve.

12/27/2012

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Denton County Firefighter Dies From Brain Cancer

Mike Bell, a 19-year veteran of the Denton Fire Department, died Sunday evening after battling a rare form of brain cancer.

12/26/2012

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Christmas Tree Fire Kills Elderly Plano Man

A heart-breaking scene in Plano Monday night. Firefighters say an 87-year-old man died in a Christmas Eve house fire.

12/24/2012

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Evacuations After 3-Alarm House Fire Spreads

It started with a fire at one Arlington home, but lead to another house going up in flames and an evacuation. Though firefighters weren’t called until just before 10 a.m., investigators now believe a fire in a homeowner’s fireplace last night may have sparked the initial blaze.

CBSDFW.COM–12/12/2012

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For Firefighters, Working Holidays Part Of The Job

It may be Thanksgiving, but not everyone gets the day off. At Arlington Fire Station No. 12, there is much to be thankful for.

CBS 11–11/22/2012

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Arlington Firefighter Reunited With Abandoned Boy 10 Years Later

A Texas boy abandoned at a fire station as an infant got a special wish for his 10th birthday: meeting the firefighter who saved him.

CBS 11–11/15/2012

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Former Firefighter Headed To Federal Prison

Former Dallas firefighter Jesus Ventura, 37, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal bank robbery charge.

CBSDFW.COM–09/18/2012

An air conditioning repairman was severely burned while working on the roof of a Fort Worth food market. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Air Conditioning Repairman Burned While Working On Roof

An air conditioning repairman remained hospitalized Friday afternoon after getting burned while working on the roof of a Fort Worth food market.

08/03/2012

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