Commerce Fire Department http://ketr.org en Power Outage Causes Highway Closure, Sparks Fire in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/power-outage-causes-highway-closure-sparks-fire-commerce <p>After a transformer blew near Commerce Hardware, a section of Loop 178/Culver St. was closed due to a live power line across the road. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:13:54 +0000 Daniel Starks 25512 at http://ketr.org Power Outage Causes Highway Closure, Sparks Fire in Commerce Former Bonham Fire Captain to Serve as Interim Commerce Fire Chief http://ketr.org/post/former-bonham-fire-captain-serve-interim-commerce-fire-chief <p>COMMERCE - Jack Berni will lead the <a href="http://www.commercefd.com/" target="_blank">Commerce Fire Department</a> over the next several months until a full-time chief is appointed. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:09:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 24168 at http://ketr.org Former Bonham Fire Captain to Serve as Interim Commerce Fire Chief Commerce loses services of fire chief http://ketr.org/post/commerce-loses-services-fire-chief <p>COMMERCE - Fire Chief Brian McNevin, who was <a href="http://www.ketr.org/post/new-commerce-fire-chief-first-week-job" target="_blank">hired in 2008</a>, says he&rsquo;s the finalist for the same job in another Texas city. On Tuesday, City Manager Marc Clayton indicated this was McNevin&rsquo;s last council meeting. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:13:37 +0000 Scott Harvey 22818 at http://ketr.org Commerce loses services of fire chief Firefighter grant approved, $732,500 awarded http://ketr.org/post/firefighter-grant-approved-732500-awarded <p><br />Commerce – Commerce Chief Brian McNevin said he's received confirmation his department will be awarded the grant to develop a program to increase the level of volunteer firefighters.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:14:10 +0000 Scott Harvey 8902 at http://ketr.org Firefighter grant approved, $732,500 awarded Commerce Fire Dept. receives $10,000 grant http://ketr.org/post/commerce-fire-dept-receives-10000-grant <p><br />Commerce – The Department of Homeland Security has awarded the Commerce Fire Department a grant worth more than $10,000 to help enhance public safety.</p> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:34:55 +0000 Scott Harvey 6284 at http://ketr.org Ladder truck has arrived! http://ketr.org/post/ladder-truck-has-arrived <p>Commerce – The Commerce Fire Department received its new ladder fire truck Friday, and hopes to have it fully operational within a couple weeks. The 75-foot Quint, or ladder truck, will allow the fire department to fight taller structure fires, and improve firefighting capabilities overall. Firefighters are now being trained on the different aspects of the truck, including how to properly operate the new compressed air foam (CAFS) feature.<br /><br /></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:35:46 +0000 Scott Harvey 5511 at http://ketr.org Ladder truck has arrived! New Commerce Fire Chief in first week on job http://ketr.org/post/new-commerce-fire-chief-first-week-job <p>Commerce – Brian McNevin began his duties Monday. A native of Texarkana, Texas, McNevin has served 34 years in emergency services and emergency management, with several years spent in Northeast Texas.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:37:30 +0000 Scott Harvey 4679 at http://ketr.org New Commerce Fire Chief in first week on job