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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

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PD Investigating Claims Of Excessive Force Against Teen

A 15-year-old boy is allegedly ‘taken down’ by police. It started with a bonfire on private property in Wilmer and turned into a chaotic run-in with officers and firefighters.

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2014

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Elderly Woman Dies In Fort Worth House Fire

An elderly Fort Worth woman died in a house fire around 4:50 a.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of S. Hughes St.

03/22/2014

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Irving Apartment Fire Injures Three, Displaces More Than 80 Residents

A four-alarm fire that broke out around 1:53 a.m. Saturday at the Finley Terrace Apartments of Irving has displaced more than 80 residents.

03/22/2014

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Winds Fuel Grass Fire In Denton

Howling winds have been fueling a grass fire in Denton County for more than 24 hours.

03/12/2014

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2-Alarm North Dallas Apartment Fire Displaces 40 People

Approximately 40 residents are displaced after a 2-alarm fire at the Preston Valley Apartments in north Dallas broke out around 7 p.m. Sunday.

02/23/2014

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Rural Areas Benefitting From New Emergency Fire System

With both a Wind Advisory and Fire Weather Warning in effect across North Texas, dry, dangerous conditions should be a concern for everyone. Firefighters in Parker County prepared well in advance for days just like today.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2014

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First Responders Face Challenges As Temps Fall

No matter the cold, firefighters still have the same mission. And when temperatures go down the number of challenges facing emergency first responders goes up.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

Willy George thanks Arlington firefighters for saving his life.  (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 News)

New Tool Allows Firefighters To Treat Smoke Inhalation Instantly

New medicine allows Arlington firefighters to treat smoke inhalation victims instantly. AFD has used the medicine to save three people in the past year.

12/18/2013

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Population Boom Leaves Area Of North Texas In Need Of Fire Station

When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

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Dozens Evacuate After Gas Leak At ‘The Dive’ In Frisco

Firefighters in Frisco evacuated two dozen people from several businesses after complaints of a foul, nausea inducing odor there.

09/29/2013

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Governor Honors First Responders With Star Of Texas Awards

Texas’ everyday heroes were recognized and remembered today in Austin as Gov. Rick Perry called Texas police officers, firefighters and first-responders the “best the state has to offer” as he presented the ‘Star of Texas’ awards.

09/12/2013

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