Missouri News

Friday, May 24, 2024

Rescue teams practice swift water techniques at Pomme de Terre Lake in southwest Missouri

VIDEO: Water Rescue teams from across the Ozarks practiced swift water rescue techniques at Pomme de Terre Lake. It’s like fishing, but instead of trout, firefighters are diving in. “And we are training them not just for the flood events that happen but also just recreation users of the rivers and streams in our communities,” says Josh Boehm, a Battalion Chief with the Branson Fire Department. The day started with a swimming test to ensure those involved could save themselves. Rescue teams from Branson, Ozark, Battlefield, and Springfield all took part, allowing the teams to work with other departments. “The other thing is we are all trained to the same curriculum and same standards. So, if Ozark needs something, Branson can come help them and vice versa. We all know each other. We all trust each other, and all are doing the exact same thing,” says Boehm.
KYTV NBC 3 Springfield

St. Louis warning coordinator remembers office’s first ever tornado emergency

VIDEO: It has now been five years since the 2019 EF3 tornado did damage to both Miller and Cole County, affecting many cities and its path, including Eldon, and Jefferson City. All of the mid-Missouri community that was here during the night of May 22nd, 2019 have their own version of memories centered around the powerful twister that had max wind speeds of 160 mph and moved from Eldon to Jefferson City along Highway 54. Kevin Deitsch is the warning coordinator of the National Weather Service in St. Louis and remembers seeing the strong signature on radar and the somber process of issuing the office's first "tornado emergency." "It came out of the Weather Service office in Springfield's area kind of developed just southwest Elden and really got its act together started spinning," he said, recalling the night.
KRCG-TV CBS 13 Jefferson City

Thursday, May 23, 2024

3 Kansas City firefighters injured in house fire

PHOTOS: Three Kansas City firefighters were injured while responding to a house fire around 10 p.m. Wednesday. The fire happened at a house on Elmwood Avenue, near Independence Avenue. According to the Kansas City Fire Department, the fire was large and was extending to surrounding homes. Three firefighters were injured during the fire, and two were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening but serious injuries. One of the firefighters has burns, and another was severely dehydrated, according to KCFD. The Red Cross has been called for two adults. KCFD reported that no one lives in the home that was affected. The cause of the fire is under investigation by KCFD.
WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City

Boone County emergency calls disrupted by cut fiber line

Boone County Joint Communications says it stopped receiving 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 non-emergency calls Tuesday due to a phone service disruption. BCJC stopped receiving calls around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. In these cases, 9-1-1 calls were rerouted to the Jefferson City Police Department. Non-emergency calls were rerouted to a set of numbers reserved for such situations. BCJC's provider, Brightspeed, notified the department that the source of the interruption was a fiber cut in the area, according to a news release. BCJC said the issue remained monitored until Brightspeed crews could respond to the scene and restore the fiber connections. BCJC staff responded to assist at the Jefferson City Police Department until systems returned to normal around midnight, the release said.
KOMU-TV NBC 8 Columbia

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