SnapJAX Stories: Clay firefighter’s wife witnesses JFRD rescue, shares lesson with video
In this week's SnapJAX Stories, a first-time snapper saw a fire truck with the lights on at a Southside gas station and knew it was an emergency. She pulled out her phone and started recording. Luckily, this story had a happy ending.
Jacksonville City Council begin budget talks, focus on public safety
The Jacksonville City Council began debating how your tax dollars are going to be spent. On Thursday, they took up two top priorities, the fire department and the sheriff's office. Each department is asking for more financial help, and it looks like they're going to get it.
New online database tracks national nonfatal opioid overdoses
The White House has launched a new national online database, which tracks the rates of nonfatal opioid overdoses. That website went live just yesterday -- and officials say the goal is to help direct resources to the areas where they're needed the most.
Firefighters and the American Red Cross give out, install smoke detectors in Jacksonville
As part of Fire Prevention Week, firefighters with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department and members of the American Red Cross went door to door on Tuesday, giving out free smoke detectors, and installing them in some homes.
Hair raises issue for some Jacksonville firefighters who bristle at handling of policy
A group speaking on behalf of Black firefighters within the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says an issue over hair is being used against some firefighters. The question is whether firefighters should be allowed to have braids and dreadlocks -- or whether they create a safety issue.