Wilmington Fire Department
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Drill gives agencies chance to practice response to active shooter
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:26pm.

videoThe WPD SWAT team raided the US Army Corps of Engineers building this morning. It was not for real, but for an active shooter training exercise. Organizers say it's practice they hope they never need to use.

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Overnight house fire believed to be arson
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 9:12am.

videoInvestigators believe a fire at a Wilmington overnight was arson. Just before 4 a.m. the call came in reporting flames at a home at 6622 Sharease Circle. Crews say smoke was showing when they got to the scene.

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Wilmington firefighters put through paces in annual physical test
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:12pm.

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.

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Fire destroys historic downtown home
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:58am.

One woman was hospitalized after her downtown home was destroyed by a fire Saturday morning. The historic Allen-Woodward house was engulfed in flames when the Wilmington Fire Department arrived just before 7 a.m.

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Cat burned by flames after residents escape early-morning house fire
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:04am.

videoFire crews are investigating after they say several residents escaped a burning home that caught fire in the early morning hours, leaving a pet with injuries.

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Wilmington firefighters and police push for higher pay
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:59pm.

videoWilmington firefighters and police officers are demanding better treatment and fair pay from city leaders. Dozens of first responders and their supporters picketed in front of City Hall and then took their frustrations before City Council.

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Firefighters bike from 'Ground Zero' to remember fallen heroes
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:18pm.

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.

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Fire claims empty apartment, cause remains unknown
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:21am.

videoOne unit at the Pines Apartments is destroyed after a fire Saturday.

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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Guns -n- Hoses
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:58pm.

videoGeorge hits the rink with Wilmington Police and Fire Department previewing their upcoming charity hockey match.

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