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It was a pleasure to shake hands with the community at this year's Living Safe and Well Expo. We appreciate everyone coming by and look forward to seeing you next year.
Firefighters with the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department battled a blaze at KC's I Love This Bar and Grill on FM 356 Friday morning. No one was injured in the fire. "The fire done a lot of damage inside," said Wayne Huffman, the assistant chief of the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department. "We got the fire put out, and the building is still pretty much intact. - PUB DATE: 5/17/2013 9:20:44 AM - SOURCE: KTRE-TV ABC 9
Investigators continue to look into what caused an elevator inside the Tower of the Americas to become stuck, trapping 16 people nearly 750 feet off the ground. San Antonio firefighters were called to the scene, in the 600 block of Tower of Americas Way, after 9 p.m. Thursday, nearly an hour after the elevator first malfunctioned. - PUB DATE: 5/17/2013 6:44:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
Firefighters will be hitting the streets for the next 10 days asking for donations to battle a crippling disease and raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It will be the first time firefighters will be doing this since El Paso City Council passed a new pan-handling law that makes it a crime for solicit near an intersection. - PUB DATE: 5/17/2013 4:38:06 AM - SOURCE: KFOX-TV FOX 14 El Paso
The cause of the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. that killed 15 people remains undetermined despite a month-long, $1 million investigation, state and federal officials said Thursday. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy said investigators have narrowed the cause to one of three things: a shorted 120-volt electrical system, a defunct golf cart or an intentionally-set fire. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 5:04:39 PM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
Two people are dead after a mysterious Burnet County fire late Wednesday night and investigators say foul play appears to be a factor. Authorities got the fire call at nearly midnight on Wednesday night. When they got there, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department found the bodies of two people inside. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 12:37:11 PM - SOURCE: KTBC-TV MyFoxAustin
Just a few months ago, Houston firefighter Aaron Bond was overcome by heat and dehydration while battling a stubborn warehouse fire. Bond has not only recovered from that scare, he’s preparing for a worldwide competition against other firefighters and police officers. That competition is part of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Ireland where Bond will compete for the title of Toughest Competitor Alive. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 11:34:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
A massive emergency response is under way in the Granbury area, where at least six people were killed and dozens injured by up to three tornadoes as a relentless storm system raked across North Texas on Wednesday evening. At a press conference Thursday morning, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said all six people who died were adults, although he did not have their names or other details. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 5:53:47 AM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are scheduled to release results of a monthlong investigation Thursday afternoon. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 4:41:00 AM - SOURCE: Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Emergency responders from Fort Hood partnered with police, firefighters and emergency medical services from neighboring cities Wednesday for a large-scale Force Protection Exercise. The annual exercise, which took place over a two- day period, tasked the participating entities with responding to a large-scale simulated emergency. - PUB DATE: 5/16/2013 2:36:47 AM - SOURCE: Killeen Daily Herald
The former West paramedic accused of possessing materials to make a pipe bomb pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Bryce Ashley Reed, 31, was indicted this week on the federal charge after authorities found pipe bomb materials that they believe belonged to him. He was scheduled for a detention hearing in Waco on Wednesday but agreed to postpone it. - PUB DATE: 5/15/2013 10:38:22 PM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
An ex-commercial sprinkler system installer in Southeast Texas has been charged with using his skills to steal and sell brass fire hose fittings. Galveston County Jail records show Gary Tillotson of Texas City was being held Wednesday on a felony theft charge. No attorney was listed for Tillotson, who was arrested Tuesday. - PUB DATE: 5/15/2013 9:12:26 AM - SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
The Living Safe and Well Expo was a great success. The day kicked off with the Firefighter Fit 5K Pfun Run and Relay at Lake Pflugerville. Firefighters participated with registrants and it was a tremendous way to honor a community living safe and well.
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