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Fort Lauderdale Fire Department

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.


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.


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.


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.