fire http://kcur.org en Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Cop In Killing Of Kansas City Firefighter http://kcur.org/post/grand-jury-refuses-indict-cop-killing-kansas-city-firefighter <p></p><p>A &nbsp;Jackson County grand jury has declined to file charges against a&nbsp; Kansas City, Mo., police officer in the 2013 shooting death of a firefighter.</p><p>The criminal case is closed in the Dec. 1, 2013,&nbsp;death of Anthony Bruno.</p><p>Bruno and the policeman struggled during a brawl leading to the shooting on a downtown street.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">There had been a dispute over cab fare outside Bruno’s wedding reception party. The pair fought and struggled on the pavement as the officer tried to arrest Bruno.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:04:59 +0000 Dan Verbeck 51303 at http://kcur.org The History Of The Kansas City Fire Department http://kcur.org/post/history-kansas-city-fire-department <p>Fire can take your life, your home, your car, and your loved ones before you know it. For a century and a half, a certain kind of person has signed up to fight fire in Kansas City, and to try to keep catastrophe at bay. On Central Standard Friday, we&rsquo;ll talk about fire &ndash; the kind of fire that has destroyed buildings and lives &ndash; as well as the firefighters whose job it has been to minimize the damage. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 44314 at http://kcur.org The History Of The Kansas City Fire Department For KCI Rescue Teams, Training Is Key To Preparation For A Plane Crash http://kcur.org/post/kci-rescue-teams-training-key-preparation-plane-crash <p>It’s been more than 18 years since KCI had a deadly jet crash. But the crash of a jet at SFO&nbsp;in San Fransisco, Calif. last month is still fresh in the minds of the KCI airport firefighting crew.</p><p>Right next to KCI on the former TWA overhaul base, there is a boneyard of old planes, parts of them on pavement.&nbsp;One is an engineless 727 jet and airport Fire Chief Matt Mauer has just had a special crash truck spray it down with fire suppressing foam.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:41:06 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41874 at http://kcur.org For KCI Rescue Teams, Training Is Key To Preparation For A Plane Crash Determining Cause Of Explosion Expected To Take Time http://kcur.org/post/determining-cause-explosion-expected-take-time <p>Police say investigation of the fire that gutted a Plaza restaurant that killed one person and injured 15 others will take a bit longer than some expected. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:11:36 +0000 Steve Bell 32373 at http://kcur.org Determining Cause Of Explosion Expected To Take Time Explosion At JJ's Thundered Through Plaza http://kcur.org/post/explosion-jjs-thundered-through-plaza <p>At least one explosion thundered through the west edge of the County Club Plaza district&nbsp; just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals. Some are critically injured. There was ample evidence pointing to natural gas as cause. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:42:43 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32254 at http://kcur.org Explosion At JJ's Thundered Through Plaza Fire Hits Plaza Business http://kcur.org/post/fire-hits-plaza-business <p>A fire caused by an apparent gas explosion near JJ's Restaurant on the Country Club Plaza has sent at least 14 people to area hospitals with injuries, some of them critical. The fire started around 6:00 Tuesday evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Update 7:07 PM.&nbsp; Residents from a nearby apartment building were evacuated.&nbsp; Some are reporting that there was a strong smell of gas earlier in the afternoon. One resident of the nearby building also told reporters someone was operating a backhoe in the area earlier in the afternoon.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:05:39 +0000 Frank Morris, Steve Bell, Elana Gordon & Emilie Mutert 32230 at http://kcur.org Fire Hits Plaza Business Fire Departments Warn About Fire Hazard http://kcur.org/post/fire-departments-warn-about-fire-hazard <p>Local fire departments warn drought conditions are producing grass and brush fire hazards in the metropolitan area. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:10:45 +0000 Maria Carter 21603 at http://kcur.org Fire Departments Warn About Fire Hazard Final Alarm for Shawnee Firefighter http://kcur.org/post/final-alarm-shawnee-firefighter <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d039247db3c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d039247db3c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d039247db3c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-904556.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Leawood, Kan. – Firefighters from around the Midwest joined colleagues, friends and family of Shawnee firefighter John Glaser today at his memorial service. Glaser was killed fighting a house fire this past weekend.</p> Thu, 27 May 2010 22:17:41 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6662 at http://kcur.org Final Alarm for Shawnee Firefighter