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  • Command Post: On the Road, Again

    Posted: October 1st, 2012

    Let me start by saying that my son-in-law recently told me about attending a Bob Dylan concert. We discussed the man’s music and the lyrics of a number of his songs. I spoke of one of my favorite lines from his work that tells us “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” – a snippet of musical history that will always remain right and...

  • On the Road Again for the 2013 FIRE Act Roadtrip

    Posted: September 15th, 2012

    Let me start by saying that my son-in-law made it to a Bob Dylan concert back in September.  We discussed the man's music and the lyrics of a number of his songs.  I spoke of one of my favorite lines from his work which tells us that, "… the times they are a changing." My friends this little snippet of musical history will always remain right...

  • NFPA Awards Warren E. Isman Grant to Salina Fire Department

    Press Release
    Posted: January 12th, 2012

    January 12, 2012 - The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee selected the Salina Fire Department HazMat Response Team (HMRT) from Salina, Kan., as the recipient of the 2012 Warren E. Isman Educational Grant. “The Salina Fire Department Hazmat Response Team is a proven leader in community involvement, education, emergency communications, and implementing cutting edge technologies,” said Ken Isman, chair of the Warren E. Isman...

  • Off-Campus Blaze Claims Two in Kansas

    Posted: October 21st, 2011

    An off-campus duplex fire killed two Emporia State University students early Thursday. started when items strewn over a furnace grate ignited.The victims, a man and a woman, were international students attending the university, according to The Kansas City Star.The male was pronounced dead at the scene, while the female died Thursday afternoon at a Wichita hospital.

  • Kansas Duplex Fire Claims Young Girl's Life

    Posted: October 2nd, 2011

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Overland Park firefighters said a 6-year-old girl died after being pulled from the second floor of a burning duplex late Saturday night. Crews said they were called to the 10200 block of West 86th Terrace just before 11 p.m. and found smoke coming from a two-story duplex there. Firefighters said they went inside and searched the home, finding a young girl in a second-floor bedroom.

  • Kan. Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Motel Fire

    Posted: September 30th, 2011

    OLATHE, Kan. -- Olathe firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at the Days Inn motel in the 200 block of North Rawhide Drive on Thursday morning. The fire was reported about 9:20 a.m. Arriving fire crews reported fire on the second floor, extending into the upper portion of the building.

  • Kansas Firefighter Arrested on Arson Charges

    Posted: September 15th, 2011

    An Allen County volunteer firefighter was been charged with 21 felony counts of arson in a series of rural fires set over the past month, according to The Iola Register.Firefighter Lee Berg, 19, was at the scene of a grass fire when he was arrested on Tuesday.Undersheriff Bryan Murphy went to the fire scene and waited until firefighters extinguished the blaze before making the arrest.

  • Shooting Victim Pulled From Burning Kan. House

    Posted: August 17th, 2011

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas City, Kan., police are now investigating after a man who had been shot was pulled from a burning home by firefighters Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the 2300 block of Merriam Lane about 2 p.m. Police said firefighters found a man inside while battling the fire and dragged him out. It was then discovered that the man had been shot. He was pronounced dead.

  • Kansas Apartments Damaged by 2-Alarm Fire

    Posted: August 9th, 2011

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Overland Park firefighters are investigating what started a two-alarm fire at the Evergreen Apartments in the 9200 block of West 79th Street early Monday morning.Firefighters said they were called to the complex about 12:30 a.m. and saw flames coming from the roof of a two-story apartment building.

  • Kansas Apartment Fire Leaves Two Dead

    Posted: July 25th, 2011

    MISSION, Kan. -- An apartment fire in Mission early Sunday left two people dead, firefighters said. Crews were called to The Falls at 6565 Foxridge Drive just before 4 a.m. A man and a woman who were living in the same unit died. A neighbor said he tried to kick down a door and get the two people out of the apartment, but the smoke and fire were too heavy.