Fort Lauderdale Fire Department

Lt. Kevin Johns (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department)

Lauderdale Firefighters Mourn Loss Of One Of Their Own

Fire departments know tragedy. Every day they answer gut-wrenching calls. But losing one of their own?

10/01/2014

A child got his finger stuck in a pipe, according to Fort Lauderdale Firefighters.  (Photo source: FLFD)

Firefighters Free Child’s Finger Stuck In Metal Pipe

A child is recovering Thursday after firefighters said he got his finger stuck in a small hole in a metal pipe.

08/21/2014

August 15, 2014:  A postal worker was injured during a nearby lightning strike.  (Source: FLFR)

Postal Service Worker Burned During Lighting Strike

Lightning struck a near a U.S. postal service worker’s truck and sent a charge of electricity through it Friday.

08/15/2014

July 10, 2014: Work crews struck a gas line that forced dozens of children to be evacuated from a water park.  (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser)

Children Evacuated After Work Crews Hit Gas Line

Dozens of children playing at a water park next to a school in Fort Lauderdale had to be evacuated after a construction crew struck an underground gas line.

07/10/2014

July 3, 2014: Firefighter Rosseau coaxing “Sweetie” from the tree. (Source: FLFR)

Firefighters Come To Parrot’s Rescue

Many birds have no trouble flying, but sometimes one goes a little beyond where its wings were meant to take it.

07/03/2014

June 5, 2014: A kitten shown in the undercarriage of a car.  (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department)

FLFD: Recent Rise In Trapped Animals Leads To Rescues

Fire rescue officials have a little advice before you start your car these days and that is to tap the hood.

06/05/2014

A fire damaged a family's Fort Lauderdale home October 4, 2013.  (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department)

Fort Lauderdale Home Burns, Cat Rescued

A family’s home burned Friday night in Fort Lauderdale, but a cat inside was able to be rescued.

CBS Miami–10/05/2013

Steven Loleski (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Fort Lauderdale Firefighter Arrested On Extortion Charges

A Fort Lauderdale firefighter is facing serious charges after investigators say he used a taped conversation in an attempt to extort information about a criminal investigation.

08/02/2012

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