Bat invasion forces firefighters out of their station

About 500 to 1,000 bats have taken over a Florida fire station forcing the firefighters to move out, according to the Tampa Bay Times. A Pasco Fire Rescue station was closed Friday after the ever-growing colony of bats caused their work environment to become unsafe and unsanitary, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The station in [...]

June 12th, 2017|Blunders, Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Firefighters proud of their semi-pro football team’s unique mascot

A semi-pro football team comprised of FDNY firefighters is proud to boast its team mascot — a chicken named Pudgie they found in Chicago. Last month, members of the FDNY Bravest rescued the malnourished chicken as she wandered near a Chicago-area slaughterhouse. The Daily News reports Pudgie is named in memory of team founder Lt. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

WATCH: The funniest cat rescue video ever created

My best favorite ! For all those wondering what cats really think about humans, check out this fun little video after one finds itself stuck in a pipe. © 2017 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved. The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express [...]

March 21st, 2017|Humor|0 Comments

Lawyer’s pants catch fire during closing arguments defending arson client

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire as he delivered closing arguments in an arson case. Witnesses told the Miami Herald 28-year-old Stephen Gutierrez was fiddling in his pocket Wednesday while addressing jurors when smoke started billowing from his pants. At the time, he was arguing [...]

March 9th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Firefighters featured on Today Show with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With the Daytona 500 just days away, some of New Rochelle's Bravest took their talents to the track in New York City for a special Today Show event with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday. In the early hours of Monday morning, members of the New Rochelle Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 273 headed to Rockefeller Center to see who had the need for speed [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Firefighters ask ’50 Shades’ imitators to use caution

Emergency responders in Britain and Croatia are calling on romantic partners to be more careful when emulating 50 Shades of Grey after numerous call-outs. The Zagreb Fire Department in Croatia said in a Facebook post that the combination of Valentine's Day and the release of 50 Shades Darker, the second film in the 50 Shades of Grey series, was likely to lead to some embarrassing calls for emergency assistance. The [...]

February 15th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Video: ‘Chicago Fire’ actor rescued from elevator by Chicago FD

A video posted by Joe Minoso (@joeminoso) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:40pm PST Chicago Fire TV actor Joe Minoso called the very men he portrays on-screen after getting stuck in an elevator. Although slightly embarrassed, Minoso said the firefighters arrived fifteen minutes after being called and got him out of the elevator without incident. [...]

January 13th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

Officer rescued from training by firefighter due to “malfunctioning” handcuffs

Caught in a bind, a Scottish police officer had to be rescued by firefighters after his handcuffs malfunctioned on Saturday. Police Scotland reported that a “malfunction” in the officer’s handcuffs during weekend safety training led to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service being called, using hydraulic rescue tools to free the officer. "Officer safety training [...]

January 10th, 2017|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments

VIDEO: Underwear-clad prisoner gets stuck in food flap while trying to escape, firefighters try to free him using vegetable oil

An accused thief who was thrown in the slammer had to be rescued by Brazilian firefighters after he got stuck in the food flap of his cell. The man apparently got stuck while trying to escape from his cell, wearing only his underwear. Footage from the incident shows firefighters slathering him up with veggie oil [...]

December 7th, 2016|Fire News, Humor, Videos|0 Comments

13 of our favorite firefighter and paramedic mustaches

With all the attention the "Movember" campaign brings for men's health, many fire departments around the country have let their firefighters grow mustaches for the month of November.  So as we come to the end of 'Movember', we wanted to bring you thirteen of our favorite mustaches.  Enjoy! 1.  The Horseshoe Image credit:  Tumblr 2. [...]

November 30th, 2016|Fire News, Humor|0 Comments
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