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Overdose deaths taking toll on first responders

Addiction caused distance to grow between paramedic Trisha Richter and a family member. Then it brought them back together briefly when she revived the woman from an overdose. The woman's infant child was the first to witness her turning blue on the floor, followed sometime later by her mother, who stopped by for an unexpected [...]

July 2nd, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Smokejumpers prepare to parachute into US wildfires

RIO PUERCO, N.M. — Smokejumpers who parachute to remote wildfires with enough firefighting gear to last a few days in the backcountry are practicing their skills over a desolate stretch of New Mexico desert while they await their next mission. They're stationed in the state right now to help with any new blazes that pop [...]

July 1st, 2017|Wildfire News|0 Comments

Wildfire forces evacuation of whole Utah ski town

A fast-moving wildfire officials said was sparked by human action forced officials to order a full evacuation of a Utah ski resort town. Town marshals in Brian Head, Utah, ordered the entire town evacuated as a wildfire that already engulfed 350 acres in just a few hours Saturday afternoon approached populated areas. Because ski season [...]

June 20th, 2017|Wildfire News|0 Comments

Daughter caught the ‘firefighter fever’ watching her dad

June 16--Natalie Hernandez watched firefighters respond to a car accident that split the female driver's head open -- and thought it was the coolest thing. Her father, now Miami Fire Rescue Battalion Chief William Hernandez, had brought her along to see what life was like as a firefighter. She was about 13. "I'll never forget. [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Three firefighters hurt while battling 2-alarm fire

Three Richmond firefighters were injured battling a two-alarm house fire in North Side on Friday morning. The fire was in a two-story home at 2813 Griffin Ave., which is 1 1/2 blocks south of West Brookland Park Boulevard. Firefighters fought the blaze for nearly two hours. Lt. Chris Armstrong with the Richmond Fire Department said [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Woman possibly died as result of suspected arson attack at hospital

An elderly woman could have died as a result of a suspected arson attack at a hospital. Firefighters tackled the blaze at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on June 7 and one man was arrested in connection with the incident. Patients had to be evacuated from the main building following the incident as smoke spread [...]

June 18th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

KC firefighter in coma after suffering heat stroke during training exercise

June 17--A Kansas City firefighter is reportedly in a coma after a heat stroke possibly brought on by consuming energy drinks. According to KCTV-TV 5, the firefighter was hospitalized nearly a week ago after suffering a heat stroke during a training exercise. He was taken to the hospital, where he's been in a coma ever [...]

June 17th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Like a soldier going into battle, firefighter’s helmet highlights haunting reality

A London firefighter is being praised online for the poignant photo posted to social media as he responded to the Grenfell Tower blaze Wednesday morning. The Telegraph reports Twitter user @crispymick, a London firefighter, shared a photo of his helmet with his name and the code for Tottenham Fire Station on, apparently so he could [...]

June 16th, 2017|Fire News|0 Comments

Dystiny Myers killing focus of ‘Murder Among Friends’ Season 2 premier

June 16--The Season 2 premiere of the "Murder Among Friends" television show will focus on the 2010 murder of Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers. It is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Thursday. The 42-minute episode, titled "Date with Dystiny," can be viewed on the Investigation Discovery channel. The online description for the episode reads: [...]

June 16th, 2017|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments

Firefighters rescue deer caught between fence and wall

Fire crews in Colorado helped rescue a young deer that found itself trapped between a wall and chain fence on Wednesday morning. Poudre Fire Authority shared photos and video Wednesday of the rescue as firefighters arrived at the scene to free the distressed deer from the tight spot. "They found this little guy or gal, [...]

June 16th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments
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