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Crews rescue eight teens stuck on Six Flags ‘Joker’ coaster overnight

Fire crews rescued eight teenagers who were stuck on the "Joker" rollercoaster at Six Flags Over Texas for nearly four hours on Saturday night. The Arlington Fire Department dispatched firefighters to the theme park at 12:30 a.m. after one of the cars on the brand new rollercoaster came to a stop near the top of [...]

May 21st, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Man pleads guilty to setting firefighter’s apartment on fire

May 19--A Buffalo man has pled guilty to torching the apartment of a North Tonawanda firefighter. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Matthew A. Jurado pled guilty to a charge of second-degree arson for setting fire to the home of volunteer North Tonawanda firefighter Kenneth Walker last year. Jurado is scheduled for sentencing in July. [...]

May 20th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighter stabbed by son while giving first aid to his mother

A National City firefighter was stabbed by a woman's son while giving her first aid Friday, police said. Another woman also was stabbed in the attack. Police officers arrested the 34-year-old son after getting the mother to safety. Fire crews were sent to a home on Euclid Avenue, near 18th Street, about 1:30 p.m. to [...]

May 18th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Search for missing Fire chief suspended

The search for missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy has been suspended as of the evening of Sunday, May 14. The file will remain open with Ashcroft RCMP, and the ticket will remain open with Kamloops Search and Rescue. "It has been suspended, and will reconvene when conditions improve and safety conditions improve," says [...]

May 15th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Korean firefighter makes his debut as professional MMA fighter

Being in a cage with a professional fighter who wants to hurt you is definitely a scary feeling ― but not more than rushing into a burning factory, said a man who has experienced both. Shin Dong-guk, a firefighter who moonlights as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, knocked out Lim Byeong-ha in just 55 [...]

May 14th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

First responders’ selfless service leaves them vulnerable to PTSD’s toll

May 14--They're scenes that are hard to read about in the paper, but even harder to witness in person: Gathering a child from the pavement after they've been struck by a vehicle; trying to revive someone who has attempted to take their own life; sifting through the rubble of a fire in search of a [...]

May 14th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Firefighters had to get creative rescuing kitten from storm drain welded shut

May 12--A gray kitten that had spent two days in a drain pipe under Kreole Street in east Moss Point was rescued Thursday. It was under the street near a laundromat and had been crying loudly when people reported it to the city. Moss Point Animal Control Officer Deborah Bastean said she's not sure how [...]

May 13th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

New York firefighter sets June retirement after shooting himself while on duty

An Albany firefighter who accidentally shot himself while on the job in early February will retire in early June, Fire Chief Warren Abriel tells the Times Union. The first responder, who has not been identified, was neither put on disciplinary leave or docked pay following the incident, Abriel said. City firefighters, who are full-time employees, [...]

May 9th, 2017|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments

Man starts fire, turns hose on police called by firefighters

May 09--A 30-year-old Parkland man was high on synthetic marijuana and had started a furniture-fueled bonfire in his front yard Thursday, according to charging documents. Central Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters called for law enforcement backup, documents said, and that's when things got silly. When a Pierce County deputy arrived, documents said, the man turned [...]

May 9th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Paramedic diagnoses own heart attack, drives ambulance to hospital

A paramedic in rural Australia is recovering after having diagnosed his own heart attack and driven himself to hospital. David Watson, 52, was warming up for a workout in the small town of Casterton, western Victoria, when he felt the “sudden onset of crushing chest pain and tingles down both arms” – symptoms of a [...]

May 9th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments
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