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Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Give firefighters and EMS personnel a vacant 76,000-square-foot building, and you’ve created a training mecca. That’s what H-E-B presented to area first responders March 12 when it opened the former Marble Falls grocery store to crews from several departments. (more…)

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First Baptist Christian School students get on on the floor after detecting smoke (it’s fake and not dangerous). Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters used the Safety House to teach students about fire safety. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls firefighters teaching students fire safety with realistic scenarios

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As the smoke filled the small room, Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter Dan Kramer asked the five First Baptist Christian School students the first thing they should do. A couple of hands shot up as one student called out, “Get on the floor.” (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials, including Chief Russell Sander, will contract for a study to determine if factors such as increased call volume and water system capacity would hasten the need for more fire stations in the city limits. File photo

Marble Falls Fire Rescue to study need for more fire stations

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An increase in service calls and expanding city limits prompted Marble Falls fire officials to contract for a study to determine if more resources, such as additional fire stations, would benefit residents. (more…)

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About a dozen young students will begin a week-long fire camp June 12 with Marble Falls Fire Rescue to learn how the agency does its job and potentially kindle interest in careers involving emergency services. File photo

Marble Falls kids fire camp kindles interest in emergency services

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Even though they know the so-called bunker gear used in the program gets cumbersome and hot, that doesn’t stop several young students from clamoring for a spot in the Marble Falls Fire Rescue Fire Camp each summer. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue fire marshal Johnny Caraway

Marble Falls launches search for new fire marshal

MARBLE FALLS — Johnny Caraway has resigned from his post as Marble Falls fire marshal, effective Sept. 12, city officials confirmed.

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomed new Fire Chief Russell Sander, who has been on the job for one week. Sander, who is from the Taylor area, came to the community from Missouri City outside Houston, where he served as chief over a department of 77 firefighters. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls hires new fire chief, separates fire marshal position

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander summed up his professional philosophy with something he recalled one of his trainers saying. “He said the word ‘service is in fire service,’ and that’s what we’re here to do,” Sander said. “What we’re here on Earth to do is […]

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue crew saves father’s life

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before 44-year-old Jon-Erik Johnson’s recent cardiac arrest, nothing gave his wife and family any reason to suspect he might suffer from a serious heart issue. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue getting soaked to help families of fallen firefighters

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — On June 28, you can buy a ticket for a chance to sink one of the Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters in a dunking booth. You know, one of those big ones filled with water. Frigid water. Because this is the Cold Water Challenge. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter Ken Schwake (left) leads a group of middle school students in extinguishing a fire June 20 on the final day of Fire Camp at Shifflett Ranch. Tristan Cearley (right) controls the nozzle, Natalia Rudd stands in the middle of the line and Blake Childress holds the back of the line. Firefighter David Short stands in the background. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Kids learn to be leaders at Marble Falls Fire Camp

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — While short in stature, Zona DuBose was not overlooked. The eighth-grader earned the role of captain during the week-long Fire Camp conducted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue. (more…)

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Bluebonnet Methodist Pre-schoolers learn fire safety

Bluebonnet Methodist Pre-school students learned about fire safety and prevention when the Marble Falls Fire Rescue crew visited the school Oct. 22. The kids also got the chance to jump in the driver’s seat of a fire truck. The school is located at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls. Staff photos […]

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue Capt. Coy Guenter (left) gave his niece Michala DePamphilis a chance to experience the life of a firefighter when the 18-year-old spent a shift with him and his crew July 10. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls fire captain gives niece first-hand look at rescue career on summer visit

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Michala DePamphilis arrived earlier in July from Connecticut to visit family, she was looking forward to lots of time at the lake, some golfing and other “normal” summer activities. (more…)

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Picayune RoundUp June 19, 2013

Youth gear up and fight flames at Marble Falls fire camp

A dozen Marble Falls Middle School incoming eighth-grade students participated in the week-long Fire Camp for Kids at the Marble Falls Fire Rescue facility and a city-leased pasture on Shifflett Ranch. (more…)

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Picayune News - Marble Falls Fire Rescue new engine

Marble Falls Fire Rescue puts new workhorse to use

MARBLE FALLS — Although delivered weeks ago, the newest Marble Falls Fire Rescue engine is now rolling along the streets and responding to calls. The 2013 Pierce truck, at a cost of $525,000, went into use Jan. 29 and Chief Johnny Caraway said the new model is quite an upgrade over the previous engine. (more…)

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