Smoky Dyer

5:11 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Berardi Becomes Kansas City Fire Chief

As Deputy Chief, Paul Berardi spent hours testifying before city lawmakers.
Credit kccg

Twenty-six years after signing on as a Kansas City firefighter, Paul Berardi has become the chief of the department.

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Cops & Crime
10:01 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Arson And Fraud Trial Begins In Kansas City After 2008 Blaze

Security cams outside arson scene captured suspicious movements. Facade of Hereford House after 2008 blast.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Testimony and evidence have started to flow out of the arson and fraud trial stemming from the 2008 fire that destroyed a well known Kansas City restaurant.

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5:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

How Many Firefighters Does It Take? Cut Plan Aired

Fire Chief Smoky Dyer in first public reaction to proposed $7.5 million in cuts to Kansas City, Mo. Fire Department.

In a graphic verbal portrayal of a fire  scene in the future, a Kansas City  Council committee has heard one view of how proposed budget cuts could affect the Kansas City Fire Department.

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