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A Year After Firefighter Deaths, What Were the Lessons Learned?

Four Houston firefighters were killed while combating a motel fire in southwest Houston on May 31, 2013. It was the most catastrophic loss of life the Houston Fire Department had ever experienced in a single incident. More than a year later,  we talk with Terry Garrison, Chief of the Houston Fire Department, about lessons learned from […]

hfd-reliant-memorialFour Houston firefighters were killed while combating a motel fire in southwest Houston on May 31, 2013. It was the most catastrophic loss of life the Houston Fire Department had ever experienced in a single incident.

More than a year later,  we talk with Terry Garrison, Chief of the Houston Fire Department, about lessons learned from that tragedy.

MORE: Memorial Service Honors Fallen Firefighters (Houston Matters, June 7, 2013)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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