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

Posted on · 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 […]

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Oil Traffic Deaths, Fire Chief, and Gangs in the Burbs: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Posted on · The revolution in oil and natural gas production has been a windfall for trucking companies and commercial drivers across the state. But it's also led to a surge in fatal accidents on Texas highways. All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider and the Houston Chronicle’s Lise Olsen have collaborated in a series […]