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Dramatic rescue of woman from third-floor window from Lawrence firefighters

June 21--LAWRENCE -- Firefighter Peter Humphrey was on Ladder 5 in a race through early morning darkness when he saw flames and smoke coming from the eaves of the burning Arlington Street two-family residence. "I saw what looked like a kid coming out of the building on the roof," said Humphrey, a 44-year-old father. Seconds later, with help [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Nurse saves 1-year-old after head-on collision kills one, injures more

A deadly head-on crash involving two cars Monday night left one person dead and injured a 36-year-old mother and three children. Parma police tell News 5 in Cleveland, the crash happened around 7 p.m. and killed Luke Kuryluk, 23, of Parma Heights, who was driving one of the vehicles. The other driver, a 36-year-old Seven [...]

June 21st, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

LONDON — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims. As firefighters keep searching the charred ruins of the Grenfell Tower public housing complex with sniffer dogs and drones, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said [...]

June 17th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue 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

Fire chiefs increase the heat over David Beckham stadium deal

June 10--Miami-Dade's requirement that David Beckham hire only county police and paramedics for his planned Miami soccer stadium drew more heat on Friday -- including an indirect swipe from the county's own fire chief. David Downey, head of Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, signed a letter from a countywide chiefs association opposing any efforts by the [...]

June 11th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

London terror attacks; in the eyes of the first responders

A British paramedic recalls the carnage of the London bridge attacks, with civilians and police alike “screaming for help” after the terrorists began their campaign of chaos. 29-year-old Gary Edwards, who was the first paramedic on scene, remembers having a “gut feeling” about the incident as he arrived- something far more sinister than an initial [...]

June 10th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Marine veteran helps save 43 residents from 4-alarm fire

Quick action by a former U.S. Marine helped save the lives of 43 residents of the historic, 105-year-old Mayfair Apartments where a four-alarm fire was brought under control Tuesday morning. Jose Tienda, 37, first saw white flames about 7:10 a.m. from atop the four-story apartment building at the northwest corner of North El Dorado and East Flora streets. "That doesn't look right. That's [...]

June 9th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

911 call yields dramatic ladder truck rescue effort

A response to a 911 call on North Street in the Village of Caledonia on May 31 at around 8 p.m. required some quick thinking that ultimately resulted in a dramatic rescue from the home's second story that shut down traffic and drew a crowd of spectators. Caledonia Fire Chief Mike Churchill said Caledonia Ambulance and the fire department was called to the home of an [...]

June 8th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Stuck pooch stuck inside tree trunk had to be rescued by firefighters

June 04--SALEM, Ky. -- Is that a bird in the tree? A cat? No, it's Rocco the dog, who had to be rescued by firefighters when the small dachshund got stuck inside a tree trunk. Authorities say two Kentucky state troopers were in a cemetery when they found the pooch. Rocco had climbed into a [...]

June 4th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

FDNY rookies answer their first big call, save two babies from blaze

Two Rookie FDNY firefighters saved two small boys who were trapped in a Brooklyn fire on Thursday. Answering their first big call, Christopher Rossi and Dominic DiBiase of Ladder 149 rushed to a blaze in Sunset Park, where a mother and two children were trapped in a basement. “I knew we had to get in [...]

June 3rd, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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