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With biomass plant shut off, fire rescue simulates real life

The current downtime at the biomass plant north of Gainesville is the perfect time for Gainesville Fire Rescue's technical rescue team to train, …

Biomass

Fire burns South Venice home

No one was injured by the blaze, though a firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation.<p>Members of the Sarasota County, Venice and Englewood fire …

Venice

Residents Displaced After Oakland Park Apartment Building Fire

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Two dozen residents of an Oakland Park apartment building were burned out of their …

Miami

Florida Supreme Court approves Cape Coral fire assessment fee

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral is now free to use nearly $24 million in taxpayer money that’s been held up in a court battle.<p>Thursday, the …

5 people, including 3 children, injured in Flagler Beach house fire

Five people, including two young girls and an 11-month-old child, were injured in an overnight house fire in Flagler Beach, officials said.<p>The fire …

Naples firefighters question staffing levels as city conducts study

Firefighters at the Naples Fire Department are calling into question staffing levels as the city embarks on a new study with the help of a hired …

Fire Fighting

Rescue Squad 21 restored at OTOW

Residents at this retirement community southwest of Ocala are ecstatic. Their beloved Rescue Squad 21 will be restored.<p>ON TOP OF THE WORLD — …

Living Rooms

Tampa Bay news, weather forecast, radar, and sports from WTVT

Autopsy shows exploding vape pen, not fire, killed St. Pete man<p>Norovirus symptoms reported at Hudson Elementary<p>NEW<p>Lightning beat Caps to cut East …

Tampa Bay

Orange firefighter's pancreatic-cancer diagnosis leads to calls for change

Firefighter Stephen "Shakey" Vanravenswaay was officially diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer Feb. 25, his wife's birthday.<p>Vanravenswaay, 42, …

Tampa unveils memorial to fallen firefighters

TAMPA<p>Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Fire Rescue Chief Tom Forward on Monday dedicated the new Tampa Fallen Firefighter's Memorial honoring 16 men who died in …

Tampa Bay

Seminole Co. commissioner ignores firefighter grocery run...

Loading...<p><b>SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla.</b> - A Seminole County commissioner who sparked controversy about a grocery run firefighters made is ignoring the …

Fire Fighting

UM Sylvester Cancer Center Teams Up With Firefighters To Study "Silent Killer"

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are joining forces …

Cancer

Naples firefighter helmet cam captures response to house fire

NAPLES, Fla.- We’re getting a firsthand look at how Naples firefighters attacked an intense house fire early Sunday morning. One of those …

Paramedic who saved domestic violence victim pops question at Rays game

After being stabbed 32 times by her former boyfriend, Melissa Dohme said none of the first responders who took care of her thought she would survive …

Domestic Violence

Springfield church catches fire

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.</b> - Firefighters are battling a fire at a church on East 4th Street on Wednesday afternoon.<p>The extent of the fire and damage at …

Fire Fighting

Naples Fire Dept. utilizing helmet camera

A Southwest Florida fire department is giving everyone a closer look at how they battle flames. The Naples Fire Department now has a helmet camera.

Naples

State eases process for military firefighters to be certified

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.</b> - The state wants to make it easier for military firefighters to become certified to be firefighters in Florida.<p>"They have the …

Fire Fighting

Fire leaves Fort Lauderdale home badly damaged

A Fort Lauderdale home was heavily damaged by fire Friday morning. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue saw flames and smoke coming from the home at 2841 NW …

Fort Lauderdale

St. Pete firefighters meet woman they saved from fire

Some St. Petersburg firefighters are getting praise after saving a woman who passed out during a 911 call inside of a burning home.<p>"Every situation …

Fire Fighting

21 positions eliminated at Fort Myers Fire Dept. as grant money expires

FORT MYERS, Fla.- More than a dozen Fort Myers firefighters are now out of a job after the grant money that was paying their salaries expired.<p>The …

Fire Fighting

Big Cypress fires now encompass 17,000-plus acres

The Mud Lake complex of fires is comprised of several burn areas caused by lightning strikes in the Big Cypress National Preserve located in …

Drat, there are rats in a Tampa fire station

— Firefighters working in one of the city’s oldest fire stations have complained about mold and an infestation of rats in the building where they …

Environmental Health

Naples Daily News

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