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Wilmington Fire Department

86-year-old woman killed in house fire

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video Investigators say an 86-year-old woman died this morning when her Wilmington mobile home caught on fire. It happened just after 6 a.m. at a trailer park on Burnett Blvd. behind Winnie's Tavern. Full story...
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Firefighters try new training

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The Wilmington Fire Department teamed up with the state Fire Marshal's Office to test a pilot training program for firefighter safety survival. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department promotes 26

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The fire department recognized 26 promotions at its annual promotion ceremony this afternoon at City Hall. Full story...
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31-cent ice cream helps firefighters, families

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This year The annual 31-Cent Scoop Night benefits the New Hanover County Firefighter's Association Scholarship Fund. It helps firefighters and their families go back to school and further their education. Full story...
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WFD offers child safety seat checks

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Each year, 975 passengers under the age of 14 die in car accidents. This week the Wilmington Fire Department will conduct child passenger seat checks to educate parents about the importance of using child restraints correctly. Full story...
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Former Wilmington firefighter remembered

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video Some Wilmington firefighters traveled hundreds of miles north to pay tribute today to a fallen friend. Former Wilmington firefighter Garrett Loomis died in the line of duty this past weekend in upstate New York. His funeral was this afternoon. Full story...
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Firefighters hit road to honor fallen friend

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Garrett Loomis was a Wilmington firefighter from September 2007 to January 2009. He died over the weekend while responding to a silo fire as a volunteer with the Sackets Harbor Fire Department in New York. Full story...
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WFD helps educate college students

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Nearly 150 college students have been killed in fires over the last ten years. The program aims to help educate students across the country about some common factors in the deadly fires. Full story...
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Former Wilmington firefighter killed in NY

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The Wilmington Fire Department is mourning the loss of a former colleague. Garrett Loomis was a Wilmington firefighter from September 2007 to January 2009. Full story...
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Fire damages bar near UNCW

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Fire investigators say a fire in a trash caused a blaze this morning at a Wilmington bar. It happened at the Sandbar in University Landing Shopping Center on South College Road near UNCW around 7:30 a.m. Full story...
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WFD dive team helps WPD search

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The fire department says the dive team often helps law enforcement conduct searches for evidence. Full story...
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You wanted to know: Firefighters say humans before pets

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After numerous calls, e-mails and comments on our website about the fire that destroyed a Wilmington home yesterday and killed the family's dog and cat, we asked experts for fire safety tips. Full story...
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Fire destroys Wilmington home

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Firefighters say improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that destroyed a Wilmington home this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters star in Animal Planet show

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Animal Planet visited the firehouse to tell the story of firefighters who saved a cat. Full story...
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Fire safety advice

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video The weekend apartment fire that claimed the life of a UNC-W grad has the fire department emphasizing the importance of working smoke detectors. WWAY's Nadine Maeser tells how the word "backup" has become a key word. Full story...
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