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WFD given OK to 'overhire' six firefighters

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videoThe Wilmington City Council gave the OK for resolution supporting the Wilmington Fire Department to 'overhire' six firefighters. Full story...
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Firefighters learn how to survive

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videoThey say you can never stop learning, and that was case for more than 20 firefighters in New Hanover County today. The rescue workers put their skills to the test, and learned tricks of the trade at the fourth annual rapid intervention team school this week at CFCC. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters put through paces in annual physical test

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department held its annual job-related physical assessments today, which puts firefighters through a series of physical tests. They perform on-the-job routine tasks like moving ladders, carrying hoses and dragging a 165-pound dummy. Full story...
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City Council protests stop for now

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videoSupporters of pay increases for Wilmington Police and Firefighter employees have stopped demonstrating at Wilmington Council Meetings for now. Full story...
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Firefighters bike from 'Ground Zero' to remember fallen heroes

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videoFirefighters from New York are showing their support of the navy seal community. They’re riding their bikes from ground zero to Fort Pierce, Florida, with a brief stop here in the Port City. With them is a 14-foot steel beam from the world trade center 9/11 attack. Full story...
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Firefighters investigate Carolina Beach house fire

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video Firefighters investigate cause of a house fire in the 200 block of Annie Drive in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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WFD unveils new firefighter monument

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video The Wilmington Fire Department is honoring fallen firefighters both locally and across the country with the unveiling of a new monument. Full story...
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Crews respond to house fire in Brunswick County

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video Firefighters in Brunswick County responded to a house fire earlier tonight. Full story...
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Caldwell wildfire under control

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Authorities say a wildfire that in northwest Caldwell County is now under control. Full story...
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Firefighters, cops to ride bikes across state to honor fallen

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The Carolina Brotherhood hit the road this morning to honor the fallen. The cycling pact is made up of firefighters and police officers from all over the Carolinas, and it kicked off right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Leland Fire Department's $1M grant to benefit whole county

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A $1 million federal grant for the Leland Fire Department will benefit the whole county. Leland got the Assistance to Firefighters grant on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief's Association. Full story...
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Businessman's donation could save firefighters' lives

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videoFirefighters put themselves in harm's way every day, and every second counts when a person, pet or home is threatened by flames. One generous Wilmington man gave the gift of time to firefighters today. Full story...
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NC firefighters go to fire college

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video Before North Carolina firefighters battle flames out in the field they learn in a controlled environment. This weekend hundreds of firefighters came together from across the state for the Pender County Firefighter's Association Fire College. Full story...
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Church honors emergency workers, military as 9/11 anniversary nears

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As the 10th anniversary approaches, St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington took time to pay tribute to the folks who risk their lives to keep us safe. The special recognition mass honored and remembered local law enforcement and members of the military. Full story...
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