KCFD

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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Jim Cunningham
September 20, 2017 - 5:50 am
Firefighters are wrapping up three days of swift water rescue practice at a place normally reserved for anything but serious training. The Kansas City fire department runs 2,500 to 3,000 rescue calls a year. "You can't sit back in the easy chair and think you've got it covered because that's how...
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Bill Grady
September 11, 2017 - 6:06 am
Firefighters from across the Kansas City region were in town for their annual tribute to their brothers who died after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Firefighters, decked out in heavy gear, climbed 110 stories to commemorate the heroism of the people who went up into the World Trade Center towers...
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June 20, 2017 - 4:42 pm
Kansas City, MO - A massive fire erupted at the Friday's Only furniture warehouse around 2:40pm this afternoon along Southwest Boulevard on the city's Westside. The blaze was so intense, firefighters called three-alarms to attack it. No one was inside at the time and no other businesses appear to...
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