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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

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Plane Safety The Driving Factor At DFW Fire Training Center

This weekend Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will remember a dark day in its history. Delta Flight 1141 crashed 25 years ago Saturday. The Boeing 727 was taking off when it bounced three times, then hit the ground.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Dallas Retiree Dies During House Fire

Officials say a 79-year-old retiree has died during a fire at his Dallas home.

08/25/2013

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Scrap Metal Plant Fire Contained In Waxahachie

A scrap metal plant caught fire Saturday evening in Waxahachie. It happened at Oak Cliff Metals, Inc, located at Brown Industrial Rd and I-35.

08/24/2013

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Swarm Of Bees Attacks 8 People In Fort Worth

A swarm of bees stung eight people in a northeast Fort Worth neighborhood Sunday afternoon, said Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Richard Harrison.

08/18/2013

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Celebrations Keep Texas Firefighters Busy

Fire crews are reporting a rash of grass and other fires in many areas of Texas caused by fireworks lit as part of Fourth of July celebrations.

CBS 11–07/05/2013

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Hopeful For Another Quiet Wildfire Season

Wildfires scorched about 6,200 square miles of Texas two years ago, draining the state’s firefighting coffers and leaving emergency crews exhausted from months of battling massive blazes.

05/06/2013

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Thousands Attend Memorial Service For Fallen West First Responders

Standing on a stage behind flag-covered caskets, President Barack Obama told the residents of West that while he and others may not live in Texas, they are neighbors, and are also grappling with the town’s loss.

CBS 11–04/26/2013

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