Fort Lauderdale Fire Department

A Coral Springs man who was rescued after he fell off a boat in a Ft. Lauderdale canal has died.   (Source: CBS4)

Man Rescued From Lauderdale Canal Dies

A Coral Springs man who was rescued after he fell off a boat in a Ft. Lauderdale canal has died.


Officer Mark Shotwell (Courtesy: Facebook)

FLPD Detective Speaks Publicly About Deadly Off-Duty Shootout

It’s been almost six months since a deadly shootout outside a Fort Lauderdale bar sent an off-duty detective to the hospital.



CBS4 Puts Smoke Detectors To The Test

Firefighters say it’s the single most important item you should have in your house. A smoke alarm. But which kind is best at detecting a fire danger? CBS4 is putting them to the test and what we found surprised the fire marshal.


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?


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.


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.


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