KCFD

KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
November 29, 2018 - 5:32 am
At 3:40 a.m., Nov. 29, 1988, six Kansas City, Mo. firefighters in two pumper trucks were dispatched to the report of a pickup truck on fire at a construction site near 87th Street and U.S. 71. It was their last call. On the 30th anniversary of the worst disaster in the history of the Kansas City...
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US Attorney
KMBZ News Staff
October 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
Kansas City, MO - A captain in the Kansas City Fire Department was charged in federal court today for selling dozens of firearms through straw buyers to convicted felons, according to the office of the US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. It's alleged that some of the felons who...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 23, 2018 - 10:29 am
Kansas City, MO - A former nail salon manager has been found guilty of several felonies, including second degree murder for the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters. Following a week-long bench trial, a Jackson County judge also found Thu Hong Nguyen guilty of arson for setting the fire at a...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Jim Cunningham
July 02, 2018 - 6:01 am
In 150 years, thousands of men and women have served with the Kansas City Fire Department. Only 26 have held the title of chief. Gary Reese was named Fire Chief March 14, replacing Paul Berardi, who retired. Reese is not native to the area. "I basically grew up as a farm kid north of Seattle, Reese...
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March 29, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City Fire Department paramedic has been indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances and replacing the fentanyl with other substances. Michael Fostich, 36, was a paramedic with KCFD between August 2014 to Dec. 11, 2016. He is charged in federal...
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Kansas City Fire Historical Society
Bill Grady
March 19, 2018 - 5:58 am
The Kansas City Fire Historical Society is showing off a restored piece of firefighting history - a 1927 Ahrens-Fox pumper engine. The fire engine is ready for public viewing after an extensive restoration, said Paul Ferguson, KCFHS president. "It works just like on day one," Ferguson said. "It...
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KCMO Fire Department
March 14, 2018 - 3:05 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Fire Department celebrated its 150th birthday this morning and introduced a new chief to lead the department. The KCFD was chartered in 1868 and at the time used horse drawn pumpers, but now is on the cutting edge with new technology. New KCFD Chief Gary Reese is a...
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Jim Cunningham
January 26, 2018 - 6:12 am
Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Coates House Hotel fire that killed 20 people, the deadliest fire in Kansas City history. Lessons learned from the 4 a.m. fire on a bone-chilling day resulted in changes in the Kansas City Fire Department and fire codes within the city. Not long after the...
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Bill Grady
November 10, 2017 - 5:10 am
He has some vacation days to burn, but Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi is moving on. Berardi announced his retirement in September, and Friday is his last full day. He attends a meeting about the opening of a new Northland station and administratively speaking, the last official day is December...
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KMBC
September 30, 2017 - 1:11 pm
The Kansas City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a massive building fire near Truman and Montgall. A two alarm response was called after someone spotted flames around 5 a.m. 32 units were on scene. The structure that had housed Furniture Store USA & Appliances was reduced to a...
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