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PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (KCTV) –Hundreds of people lined the streets outside a small Pleasant Valley strip mall Thursday to purchase a special KCFD Royals hat in honor of two Kansas City fallen firefighters. Cumpy’s T-Shirt Shop began selling the hats at 10 a.m. The 200 hats that were made sold out in 25 minutes. Owner Andrew Romano said he is looking…read more

Firefighters injured battling condo fire in West Austin

While fighting the fire, the second floor gave way and burning debris trapped Lt. Jeremy Burke, Firefighter Wille Cook, and Firefighter Jimmy Casares, according to the Austin Fire Department. Burke and Cook are both 16-year veterans of the department. Casares has four years of experience, according to AFD. Austin Fire Department Division Chief Palmer Buck said Sunday morning that…read more

Prayer service Wednesday for mourning Maysville fire victims

MAYSVILLE, KY (FOX19) –The beginnings of a memorial is taking shape in the 200 block of West Second Street following a tragic fire that killed five people and displaced 30 others. The community is coming together in a prayer circle held by FaithWay Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Maysville’s Rotary Park on East Second Street. A few people have…read more

Duggan: ‘Hero’ EMT stabbed in face saving partner

A city of Detroit emergency medical service worker is being hailed a hero after she intervened in an attack on her partner early this morning that left both of them with slash marks and stab wounds on their face and hands. Attacked by an “agitated” man armed with a sharp object in the Cass Corridor…read more

Mud covers highways, strands drivers in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rescuers threw ladders and tarps across mud up to 6 feet deep to help hundreds of trapped people from cars that got caught in a roiling river of mud along a major Southern California trucking route, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday in what he and other witnesses described as…read more

Detroit loses fire chief, gains immigration ally

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gained a new administrator and lost one Monday as he announced a new director of immigrant affairs while the city’s fire chief announced his retirement from the force. Executive Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins, appointed to the job by Duggan in April 2014, had been a city firefighter for nearly 30 years. Last month,…read more

Military tech is helping fight wildfires

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – Military technology used to track terrorists and insurgents while keeping American troops safe is making its way to the blazing battlefields of wildfires. From heat-seeing cameras to drones to night-vision goggles and satellite trackers pinpointing firefighters’ exact locations, military technology is helping fire managers better deploy air tankers above, and fire crews…read more