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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

State of emergency declared for Florida as massive Category 4 hurricane approaches

Sept. 05--Florida is under a state of emergency as powerful Hurricane Irma's path became clearer Monday and chances of a tangle with the major tropical cyclone increased. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties, an announcement made minutes after the National Hurricane Center increased Irma to a Category 4 storm [...]

September 4th, 2017|Fire News, 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

“We’re down the street from this call:” Baltimore fire engine turned away from house fire in shocking dispatch recording

Aug. 29--Baltimore fire officials revised a new dispatching policy Monday amid an investigation into why an engine on the scene of a house fire on Friday was turned away. The city began looking into the matter after audio of firefighters being ordered to leave the scene circulated on the internet. According to audio of fire [...]

August 29th, 2017|Blunders, 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

Drunk driver hits paramedic responding to crash

A 36-year-old man was arrested on an intoxicated assault of a public servant charge after striking a paramedic with his vehicle early Saturday, police said. Waco police officers responded to a crash in a median near the intersection of Imperial Drive and Loop 340 shortly before 3:30 a.m., Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. [...]

August 20th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

A cheap, life-saving drug is on its way to statewide use for EMTs

Aug. 13--NEW BEDFORD -- It was early in 2016 when tranexamic acid, referred to as TXA, was first administered in the SouthCoast. A New Bedford paramedic responded to a bar fight in the city that spiraled out of control. The male victim suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest. Dr. Matthew Bivens, an emergency room [...]

August 13th, 2017|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

Chief seeks help after overdose triggers $75,000 hazmat incident

July 30--LAWRENCE -- The discovery of three men who overdosed on illicit drugs in a Garden Street home earlier this month triggered an intense response from firefighters specially trained in handling hazardous-material incidents. Backed by local police, firefighters and paramedics, the investigation exceeded six hours and carried an estimated price tag of $75,000. Testing revealed [...]

July 30th, 2017|Rescue News|0 Comments

Firefighters cut head off boa constrictor wrapped around woman’s neck

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help. The boa constrictor was one of two snakes she'd rescued the day before. Firefighters found the woman lying in [...]

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