It started with a procession that included dozens of fire trucks and cars and pickups filled with men and women in uniform. The memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer Company explosion was held at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor University campus.
Friends, family and even some strangers gathered Tuesday in West for the funeral mass of Mariano Saldivar. His was the first of many funerals scheduled in the small town for victims of the explosion, which killed 14 people.
The firefighters and first responders who died in the plant explosion in West will be remembered this week at a memorial service on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.
Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz toured the devastation in West Friday. They declined to speculate on what regulatory changes might be needed in the wake of the deadly blast in order to prevent future tragedies.
A national fund has been established to assist the survivors and coworkers of the fire and EMS personnel who died as a result of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
After the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, first responders took the majority of those injured to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
A new multi-million dollar expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport means better training for airport firefighters around the world.
The Texas agency responsible for fighting wildfires has asked the state Legislature for an additional $27.2 million to add some 90 firefighters and buy equipment as it faces the threat of more devastating fires in the future.
Fort Worth firefighters have rescued a family of four from the balcony of their townhome after it caught fire on Christmas Day.
A family dog was rescued by firefighters after being trapped inside a burning home on Friday in east Denton.
The $71 million budget includes increases to water and trash pick up rates for residents.
Firefighters are trying to learn what started a house fire where one person was found dead early Saturday morning.