RSS Daily Dispatch: Texas News

  • 3 New London VFD firefighters hospitalized following truck turnover March 1, 2018
    Three New London firefighters are expected to be okay after their fire truck was involved in a rollover wreck Wednesday night. Officials tell us the single-vehicle wreck happened just before 10 p.m. on FM 850 between Texas 42 and FM 2012 while the New London Volunteer Fire Department was headed to a grass fire in […]
  • Fire crews battle Moody house fire March 1, 2018
    Area fire crews are responding to a house fire in Moody that reportedly killed family pets Wednesday afternoon, Moody Police Chief Roger Kennedy said. Firefighters with the Moody, Bruceville-Eddy, and McGregor volunteer fire departments were called to 302 Ninth St. shortly after 2 p.m. when flames were spotted coming from the roof of the home […]
  • Cameron: Fiery 3-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead, sends 2 to local hospitals March 1, 2018
    A fiery three-vehicle crash early Wednesday in Cameron left one person dead and sent two others to a local hospital. The accident, which happened just after 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of North Columbus Avenue, involved an 18-wheeler and two vehicles, one of which caught on fire. Officers determined that the driver of […]
  • Feds sue Houston over sex discrimination, retaliation claims at fire department March 1, 2018
    The Justice Department has sued the city of Houston over sex discrimination claims launched by two female firefighters who say their male coworkers tormented them by urinating on the women's bathroom walls and sinks and scrawling vulgar slurs on their belongings. Male firefighters allegedly turned off the cold water in showers to scald their female […]
  • Pampa area volunteer fire departments put grant money to good use March 1, 2018
    Four volunteer fire departments in the Pampa area received a large grant from the Panhandle Wildfire Relief Program. Miami, McLean, Lefors and Hoover volunteer fire departments received $36,000 each from the Panhandle Wildfire Relief Program. $36,000 is more than the Hoover Volunteer Fire Department's yearly budget. - PUB DATE: 2/28/2018 5:06:55 PM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV […]
  • Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland dies February 28, 2018
    Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland, remembered as a visionary in the firefighting industry, died last Friday in Los Alamitos, Calif. He was 84. Strickland joined the Arlington Fire Department as Fire Chief in 1982 after a 25-year career with the Los Angeles Fire Department. While with the LAFD, he served in multiple fire suppression […]
  • Belton Fire Department Recognized by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association February 28, 2018
    During its annual conference in Austin today, the Texas Fire Chiefs Association recognized the Belton Fire Department for attaining the designation of Recognized Best Practices Fire Department. In August 2017, Belton became the tenth department in Texas to receive the designation. The TFCA Best Practices program provides validation from experts that a fire department has […]
  • Carrollton Fire Rescue receives the 2017 Lone Star Achievement Award February 28, 2018
    To better address the needs of their communities in challenging times, Carrollton Fire Rescue and the Addison, Coppell and Farmers Branch Fire Departments have joined forces and implemented several regional programs to improve the overall service delivery to all of their jurisdictions. The Texas Fire Chiefs Association jointly awarded the four departments the 2017 Lone […]
  • Lubbock fire crews cope with unusual number of cotton warehouse fires February 28, 2018
    Cotton warehouse fires are becoming a common sight here in Lubbock. The latest was on Monday, as fire crews were called to a cotton fire outside a warehouse in East Lubbock. This fire burned in the 700 block of East 42nd Street between Avenue A and MLK Boulevard. Crews are working to put out a […]
  • Dallas Firefighters Relocated Due to Natural Gas Leak Near Station February 28, 2018
    Tuesday night, firefighters and paramedics at Dallas Fire Station 43 were relocated after Atmos energy crews discovered a natural gas leak in front of the fire station. The fire station is about a mile away from the home that exploded last week, killing a 12-year-old girl. When NBC 5 crews arrived at the fire station […]
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