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81-year-old meets FDNY firefighter who saved him from dramatic rescue

An 81-year-old-man who was rescued from the top floor of a Manhattan building has been reunited with the FDNY firefighters who saved his life. Octogenarian and Manhattan resident Jim Duffy was pleased to meet his rescuers on Thursday, who helped bring him down from his burning fifth-floor apartment. "I'm glad I'm here, thanks to the [...]

February 21st, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Emergency crews rescue obese, elderly woman stuck in chair since July

Feb. 18--Residents in a Springfield Township neighborhood had no idea one of their neighbors was living in squalor until emergency vehicles lit up their typically quiet street. The smell of human excrement reached the sidewalk as emergency responders worked to remove a 550-pound elderly woman from her living room chair Thursday evening. Barbara Foster, 75, [...]

February 20th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments
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Hoarding hampers attempts to reach woman who died in fire

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut fire officials say a woman has died after a fire broke out in a Norwalk home with extreme hoarding conditions. Crews responded to the house just after 7 a.m. Sunday and found heavy fire coming out of the second-floor bedroom window. Neighbors said there was a woman in the house, [...]

February 20th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Bayonne Firefighters pull pilot alive from plane crash

BAYONNE -- A small plane crashed in Bayonne on Avenue E between 41st and 42nd Streets on the morning of Sunday, February 19, injuring the pilot and causing damage to several vehicles and wires, according to the Bayonne Police Department. The pilot was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment, the BPD confirmed; no [...]

February 20th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Lt. Calvin Baskerville, a Fort Hood police officer, directs U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Lawrence Toh (right), a Fort Hood firefighter, to an area where simulated casualties were found during the III Corps 2013 full scale forces response exercise May 15, 2013. The exercise simulated several explosions and 47 casualties on Fort Hood and Central Texas College. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Bill would let firefighters, EMTs carry guns on duty

Measure would allow licensed firefighters, EMTs to carry while on duty. McLennan County’s state representatives have expressed support for a bill that would allow first responders with a state License to Carry a Handgun to carry while responding to emergencies, but local officials have differing views. Waco Fire Chief Bobby Tatum, said he’s adamantly opposed [...]

February 12th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Teens rescue girl from burning car after wreck left her unconscious

Feb. 06--A 16-year-old girl hurt in a fiery weekend crash in Dodge County was pulled from the burning wreckage by two teenage passersby. Marissa Arnold, 16, of Cochran, was at the wheel of a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro that was traveling west on West Chicken Road with 16-year-old passenger  Ellie Wortham , according to Georgia State Patrol report on the Friday night [...]

February 8th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Victims who experience severe exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning are treated in a hyperbaric chambers for a quick reduction of carbon monoxide levels in the patient's blood. Image credit: James Heilman, MD

Carbon monoxide warning from a survivor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Cindy Burns developed nausea and a terrible headache while staying at her sister's house in Kansas City, Kan., last month. She felt so bad, all she wanted to do was sleep. Fortunately, her brother-in-law asked firefighters at a nearby station to check the house. They measured high levels of carbon monoxide [...]

February 5th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments
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Deputies conduct active search for Fire Chief’s missing son

Jan. 29--Authorities are seeking the public's help locating San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig's son, who was last seen Friday night. Dawson Hartwig, 20, was reported to have last been seen at the 200 block of Burnt Mill Road in Lake Arrowhead and according to the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935 official [...]

January 29th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments
  • Apply Valley Fire Protection District rescue Scott Shay after he fell in a sinkhole in front of his house on Wednesday.  Image credit:  AVFPD

Man emerges unscathed after falling into sinkhole in front yard

Jan. 26--APPLE VALLEY -- Authorities said a man escaped injury after he fell into a sinkhole in the front yard of his home Wednesday afternoon. Apple Valley Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the incident, which occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 16000 block of Osage Road. Scott Shay said he was checking his mail when the [...]

January 26th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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Firefighters pull of daring rescue of window washers stranded 15 stories high

Two window washers were safely rescued today by the Dallas Fire-Rescue after their scaffolding apparently failed and left them dangling from the side of the Prosperity Bank building just before 2 p.m.  According to the live video from Chopper 5, you could see the men hanging from the building which is located at 9330 LBJ [...]

January 25th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments
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