Firefighters carry weight in competition

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur firefighters Brandon Peyton and Levi Rust took home medals in powerlifting at the Texas Firefighter Summer Games in Mansfield.

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Fire destroys home near Decatur

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Fire destroyed a single-story home on County Road 3198 Friday morning southwest of Decatur. Firefighters from Decatur, Boyd, Bridgeport, Paradise, East Wise and Rhome battled the blaze in the 90-degree heat throughout the morning. The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived shortly after 10 a.m.

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Gas leak forces evacuations in Lipsey Addition

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Eight homes along Garland and Murvil streets in the Lipsey Addition in Decatur were evacuated for more than two hours Wednesday evening as a precaution due to a propane tank leak. Residents were allowed to return to their homes around 8:30 p.m. after Decatur firefighters gave the all clear.

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Vehicle donation to fire department

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Devon Energy last week donated a Chevrolet Tahoe to the Decatur Fire Department.

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Firefighters receive their badges

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Richard Greene

As the deadline approached for the Decatur Fire Academy, Ashlee Schmitz wrestled with the decision to apply or not.

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Ahead of the blaze: Decatur, Boyd practice fighting grass fires

Ahead of the blaze: Decatur, Boyd practice fighting grass fires

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Racey Burden

Decatur and Boyd firefighters teamed up Saturday to learn how to combat grass fires.

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Fire Weather Watch issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

Published Monday, January 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a busy weekend battling grass fires, Wise County firefighters could potentially face another pair of challenging days. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the county from 11 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Rust earns Firefighter of the Year

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur honored its top firefighters Saturday at an annual awards banquet at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Smiles for Santa

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Joe Duty

Santa Claus cradles Emery Sereika for a memorable "first Christmas" moment Saturday during Breakfast with Santa at Decatur Fire Hall.

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Santa visits neighborhoods

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Santa's back, and he's ready to make his annual tour through the streets of Decatur with the help of his good friends at the Decatur Fire Department.

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Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

What does Santa do in the days leading up to Christmas? In Decatur, he makes house calls.

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Serving Up Holiday Spirit

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Joe Duty

Sisters Sophie and Bindi Davis react to a meeting with Santa Saturday at the Decatur Fire Station.

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Santa’s comin’ to town

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Sunday as Santa begins his tour through the city escorted by the Decatur Fire Department.

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Mercer named Firefighter of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Chris Mercer was honored as Firefighter of the Year at the annual Decatur Fire Department Honors Banquet last week at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Pilot brings fireman home, honored

Pilot brings fireman home, honored

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Roy J. Eaton

When an off-duty Decatur firefighter was injured in an accident in San Antonio, wheels back home were set in motion to bring him back to Wise County quickly.

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Santa hits the streets

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Sunday as Santa begins his tour through the city escorted by the Decatur Fire Department.

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Firefighters honored at annual banquet

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Andy Wood was named Decatur Firefighter of the Year Saturday at the department's annual honors banquet.

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