A flag waves over the memorial service for Lt. Britt held at The Crossing Thursday morning. Lt. Britt was buried with full figherfighter honors.
Credit Tony Nochim / KBIA
Lt. Bruce Britt. died Saturday in the line of duty while helping residents of University Village Apartments evacuate following a walkway collapse. Lt. Britt was a 23-year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department.
Columbia Fire Department Lieutenant Bruce Britt died early Saturday while responding to the collapse of a walkway at the MU-run University Village Apartments. According to a Columbia Fire Department press release, Britt sustained life threatening injuries while assisting citizens and was pronounced dead at University Hospital.
MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin offered his condolences to Britt's family in a statement Saturday.
Updated 4:25 pm with better social analytics information.
The Columbia Fire Department (CFD) is claiming that their latest public service announcement has been viewed over one million times on Facebook. At the risk of stating the obvious, that is quite a feat for a station that serves a town of 113,000 people.
The University of Missouri’s Research Reactor has successfully completed its annual drill.
The reactor staff worked with public-safety and health professionals yesterday to simulate a scenario involving a small fire and radiation exposure to two individuals. The police and fire departments participate in the drill every other year.
A gas leak Tuesday evening in Columbia caused emergency officials to evacuate several businesses and close down a section of Ninth Street South.
At 4:59 p.m. the Columbia Fire Department responded to reports of a gas odor outside the construction site at 308 Ninth Street South, according to James L. Weaver, public information officer with the Columbia Fire Department.
Several nearby businesses were closed including Starbucks, Chipotle and Cold Stone Creamery, Weaver said.
The Columbia Fire Department bid farewell to Battalion Chief Steven Sapp at a public reception Friday afternoon. More than 40 people came to City Hall to honor Battalion Chief Steven Sapp for his 22 years of service in the Fire Department.