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Resource ID: #13965
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: KTRK-TV (Houston)
Date: 1996-11-27



"Cause For Alarm" was an investigation into the questionable maintenance practices of City of Houston Fire Department equipment, which is supposed to help save lives. Toe begin the investigation the 13 Undercover unit discovered a series of fires where fire trucks sent to the scene had broke equipment. The Houston Fire Department knew the equipment was broken when the trucks were dispatched to the fires. Three people died in tow of these fires, including two small children. KTRK uncovered internal; documentation suggesting the broken equipment delayed rescue attempts. (November 27 - December 3, 1996)

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