Tulsa Fire Department http://publicradiotulsa.org en Woman Rescued by Firefighters in an Early Morning Blaze http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/woman-rescued-firefighters-early-morning-blaze <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A house fire just north of I-244 in Tulsa injures an elderly woman. Flames were shooting from the home near Admiral Place and Yorktown when fire crews arrived early this morning. Troy Taylor lives just a couple of doors down. He says he alerted firefighters about a woman inside, and she was rescued.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Firefighters pulled the unconscious woman from the burning structure. She was taken to a hospital and at last report was in stable condition. A dog inside the house was killed in the blaze. The cause is under investigation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 16:03:29 +0000 Marshall Stewart 38821 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Woman Rescued by Firefighters in an Early Morning Blaze Investigators Look into a Fatal Tulsa House Fire http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/investigators-look-fatal-tulsa-house-fire <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A woman is killed in a Tulsa house fire. Captain Stan May says crews found the body just inside the front door of a home in the 1900 block of E.Marshall, but had to quickly abandon the structure. He says it was unstable and unsafe and the roof was collapsing. Crews had to fight the blaze from outside.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:24:02 +0000 Marshall Stewart 37603 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Investigators Look into a Fatal Tulsa House Fire Ground Broken for New Tulsa Fire Training Center http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ground-broken-new-tulsa-fire-training-center <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Ground is broken today for a new state-of-the-art fire training center in Tulsa. It’s a joint project of the city and Tulsa Community College. Chief Ray Driskell says it will be regional facility for firefighters from Tulsa and other communities.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The new fire safety training center is being built on the northeast campus of Tulsa Community College. Phase 1 should be finished in November, 2014.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:55:42 +0000 Marshall Stewart 36905 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Ground Broken for New Tulsa Fire Training Center Tulsa Firefighters Warn Drivers to be Careful in School Zones http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-firefighters-warn-drivers-be-careful-school-zones <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">With classes going back into session, Tulsa firefighters start a very visible campaign to remind people to drive carefully in school zones.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Traffic is very heavy in front of Jenks elementary at 101<sup>st</sup> and Yale as parents and buses drop off kids for the first day of class. Fire trucks and other department vehicles are parked near the campus with big banners that say ‘Drive Safely, School’s Open’.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:38:37 +0000 Marshall Stewart 24392 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Firefighters Warn Drivers to be Careful in School Zones South Tulsa Apartment Fire http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/south-tulsa-apartment-fire-0 <p>At least four people are injured in a South Tulsa apartment fire.</p><p>It happened this morning at about 10:30. The blaze was at Fairmont Terrace near 61<sup>st</sup> and Riverside Drive. Tulsa Fire Captain Stan May was on the scene. He says the intense flames gutted one-half of a 24-unit complex.</p><p>The Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the blaze.&nbsp; The Red Cross will open a shelter for residents affected/ The shelter will be located at Crosstown Church of Christ, Admiral Place and Harvard.</p><p>Fire investigators are searching for the cause.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:45:10 +0000 KWGS News 24171 at http://publicradiotulsa.org South Tulsa Apartment Fire Tulsa Apartment Fire http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-apartment-fire <p>Tulsa Fire fighters are dosing hot spots at the Red River Apartments near 71<sup>st</sup> and Riverside. An overnight blaze gutted several units at the complex.</p><p>15-people were left homeless. Fire fighters are looking for the cause. Fire fighters say it appears the blaze started in a second story apartment at the South Tulsa complex.</p><p>The Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:49:10 +0000 KWGS News 22170 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Apartment Fire Tulsa's new fire chief takes the oath of office http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-new-fire-chief-takes-oath-office <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Tulsa has a new fire chief.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A bell sounds signifying the passing of the Chief&rsquo;s badge from Alan LaCroix to Ray Driskell. La Croix is retiring, and Driskell has been named the new head of the department. He knows finances are still tight, and he&rsquo;s visited with the mayor about department needs. Safety and improvements to the medical services division are among his priorities. He also says he wants to focus more on those in the field, those doing the job day in and day out.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:04:40 +0000 Marshall Stewart 21342 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's new fire chief takes the oath of office Tulsa man pleads no contest in roommate's death http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-man-pleads-no-contest-roommates-death <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) &mdash; A Tulsa man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest in the death of his roommate.</span><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;"> Michael Cypert entered his no-contest plea Tuesday to second-degree murder. He was initially charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of his roommate, 46-year-old Robert Nichols.</span></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:41:59 +0000 Associated Press 17050 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa man pleads no contest in roommate's death