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Leila Merrill

Leila Merrill served as an assistant editor for FireRescue1 and EMS1. Merrill has worked as a writer, editor, copy editor, digital producer, journalist and communications professional for the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and other companies. She double-majored in English and communications at Trinity University.

Detailing training, programs, capabilities, years of service, and even some famous arson dogs
Thousands gathered in Indianapolis for training, met friends old and new, checked out gear and vehicles, supported Ukrainian firefighters and more
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The NYFP was primarily tasked with protecting property, but its members also saved lives alongside the FDNY’s Bravest
A couple of service members won $1 million each, and one found lasting love
From Walmart claiming operations made a fire worse to Vanessa Bryant’s $16 million win, these are the stories that stirred discussion this year
Several fundraisers seek to help Harold Baker, who lost 10 family members in the August blaze
From a “spaceship” fire to an impromptu station wedding, and even 792 jars of Ragú, 2022 gave firefighters across the country some unique experiences