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Firefighters responding to chimney fire call encounter 85 dogs living in horrible conditions

Raisa Habersham The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The number of dogs recovered in a weekend house fire has risen from 50 to 85, according to Channel 2 Action News. The dogs were discovered Sunday morning as firefighters worked their way inside a home on Lori Lane, which is near Old National Highway in south Fulton County. Officials [...]

December 4th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments

Thousands of Houston firefighters told to stay home during Hurricane Harvey flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city's firefighters union said Friday. In an interview with Houston television station KHOU , Marty Lancton said that the fire department could have done more [...]

September 17th, 2017|Blunders, Rescue News|0 Comments

Man rescued after running into 40′ Burning Man flame

UPDATE:A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival's signature burning ceremony has died. Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival. The sheriff says the man [...]

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

Farmer rewards firefighters who saved piglets by serving them up as sausages 6 months later

A litter of piglets is what’s for dinner after a pig farmer in the U.K., decided to show her thanks to the firemen who saved the pigs from a February barn fire. The 18 piglets and two sows may have survived the Wiltshire fire, but they couldn’t survive the butcher’s block. In a controversial move, [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Fire News, Humor, Rescue News|0 Comments

Firefighters Nab PETA Award for Saving Man, Dog From Flood

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Florence Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team, which came to the aid of David Rooks and his dog, Petey, who were trapped in their SUV after rushing water suddenly flooded a creek off Phantom Canyon [...]

August 7th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments

Video: Old dog’s lucky day — rescued from Biscayne Bay by fireman

July 28--Junior spent Thursday night lounging on a pillow, too tired to move. The nearly 12-yer-old Chinese Shar Pei and Rottweiler mix, who has arthritis and bad vision, had a long day after getting lost, stumbling into Biscayne Bay, getting rescued by a firefighter and then reunited with his owner. "He is just completely exhausted," said his owner Jose [...]

July 28th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments

Naked man throwing objects from Hollywood high-rise crane shuts down traffic

Why Travis Bernard climbed up a Hollywood high-rise construction crane around 3 a.m. Sunday isn't known. Nor is it known why Bernard later tossed objects from flyweight (paper clips) to heavyweight (100-pound weights) down 300 feet. What's known is Bernard's bizarre climb-and-throw definitely shut down part of Hollywood's Young Circle for more than 10 hours Sunday before Bernard descended. The 27-year-old's episode ended around 1:40 [...]

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

Heart attack strikes veteran firefighter, three rookies spring into action

Three rookies are proving to be a valuable addition to the Warren, Ohio, fire department after saving the life of a veteran firefighter. WFMJ News reports rookies Brock Trimmer, Sebastian Zlotkavski and Ronnie Simone tapped into their paramedic training when the 40-year-old veteran wasn’t feeling well and collapsed in the station’s locker room. Two of [...]

July 18th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Portland Fire rescues 2 workers left hanging on side of skyscraper

Workers at Umpqua Bank Plaza were left hanging Saturday morning. On scaffolding. On the side of the 19-story downtown Portland building at 1 SW Columbia Street. The motor on the scaffolding had malfunctioned, leaving the two workers unable to get the rig to move. Portland Fire & Rescue crews arrived on the scene shortly after 9 a.m., set up a rope-and-pulley system [...]

July 18th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News|0 Comments

Hotshot crews saves two, disoriented fawns discovered while battling Goodwin Fire

As wildfires blaze across Arizona, hotshot crews are working around the clock to save property, people — and deer. Friday evening, members of an elite hotshot crew fighting the most intense part of the central Arizona blaze spotted a rare sight — two deer fawns, disoriented but uninjured, “right there along the fire line,” Kale [...]

July 5th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments
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