Smoky Dyer

Berardi Becomes Kansas City Fire Chief

Jan 10, 2013

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

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.

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.