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Wilmington Fire Department

Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors

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It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors. Full story...
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High school students learn consequences of drinking and driving through simulated car crash

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Hoggard High School students witnessed a simulated fatal car crash involving a teenage driver Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Awards presented to Wilmington police officer of the year, firefighter of the year

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The Wilmington police officer and firefighter of the year were named at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chicken wings help rescue workers, causes

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Buffalo Wild Wings donated ten cents from every chicken wing it sold last weekend. The 20,000 wings gobbled up meant $2,000 donated to police and firefighters. Full story...
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Second fire strikes home in 24 hours

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WFD fire crews responded to a residential structure fire at 307 Calhoun Drive this morning. The fire has been extinguished at this time and is in investigative mode. Full story...
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Firefighters hurt fighting apartment fire

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Two Wilmington firefighter were taken to the hospital with minor burns while fighting a fire at Osprey Landing Apartments on Fall Drive. A WFD spokesman said the firefighters were hurt by falling debris. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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Stove fire damages mobile home

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The call came in a little after 7 a.m. Wilmington firefighters found smoke coming from a mobile home off of Oleander Drive. No one was inside. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for fire that killed Wilmington man

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An elderly man is dead after an afternoon fire in Wilmington, and investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette was the cause. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: MLK back open after man rescued from marsh below

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video Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from MLK Parkway into the marsh below. MLK was shutdown heading out of downtown for more than an hour as they worked. Full story...
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Fallen firefighter's legacy rings on

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Family and friends honored the memory of a fallen firefighter today. Capt. John Miller died in a helicopter crash off Carolina Beach Road in 2008. A brass bell was dedicated in his name at Cape Fear Community College's Safety Training Center. Full story...
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WTC pieces find permanent home in Wilmington

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videoTwo steel beams from the collapsed World Trade Center have arrived in Wilmington. Firefighters picked up the artifacts earlier this week and brought them back to town for a special reception. Full story...
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WTC pieces arrive in Wilmington today

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This afternoon two pieces of the World Trade Center will arrive in the Port City to become parts of monuments to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. One monument will sit at Cape Fear Community College. The other will be at the Wilmington Fire Department's new station at Empie Park. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WFD, CFCC to get pieces of World Trade Center

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Sources tell WWAY Wilmington firefighters will pick up two pieces of the World Trade Center June 6 in New York. The pieces will arrive back here in Wilmington two days later, where they will be unveiled at Independence Mall. Full story...
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No one hurt in apartment fire

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Wilmington firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 1328 Wellington Ave. around 6:19 this morning. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to the area where it started. Full story...
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