Fire Department

A KCFD firetruck rolls through downtown Kansas City
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KMBZ News Staff
April 13, 2020 - 7:25 pm
KCMO will turn on the Firefighter’s Fountain and Memorial at Pennsylvania and 31st Street Wednesday to honor EMT Billy Birmingham’s life and service.
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Headshot of Donna Maize, new Fire Chief for KCMO Fire Department
KMBZ News Staff
November 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Kansas City, MO - A woman will lead the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department for the first time in its more than 150-year history. The KCMO City Manager announced that Donna Maize, serving as interim chief since September, would be elevated to the position of Fire Chief full time. “I think my...
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Jim Cunningham
July 11, 2018 - 4:21 am
Among the millions of eyes glued to the dramatic scene unfolding as international dive teams rescued a youth soccer team from flooded caves in Thailand was a group of firefighters in the Kansas City area. Many lessons will be learned by the people who form fire department technical rescue teams...
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Bill Grady
March 05, 2018 - 4:20 am
Kansas City finance officials are trying to get to the bottom of a report that reveals huge overtime costs in the city's fire department. The audit showed the overtime budget was $16 million dollars last year and $12 million in 2016. There is no magic pill that will correct the problem, said...
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Bill Grady
June 23, 2017 - 6:10 am
It is legal for Missouri fireworks tents to open in Lee's Summit on Friday, but retailers will have to wait for inspections to be performed before they can begin selling their wares. The tents undergo more than just a quick walk-though, said Jim Eden, Lee's Summit Fire Chief. Inspectors certify...
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