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Video: Firefighter learns the hard way when he fails to comply with officers’ orders

A Detroit firefighter learned a valuable lesson in June after officers responded to a neighbor’s complaint. In body cam video captured at the scene, Firefighter Michael Cretu is seen initially non-confrontational with officers, but the situation escalated quickly when Cretu advances toward one officer. When the officer places his hand out to keep space between [...]

August 14th, 2017|Fire News, Videos|0 Comments

Fire Chief saves desperate woman from jumping off bridge

A Facebook video is proof that first responders are often the last line of defense for people when they feel they’re at the end of the line. St. Paul District Fire Chief Conrad Ertz, the subject of Facebook user Matthew Seaton’s video post, tells ABC 5 News saving a distraught woman contemplating suicide is an [...]

August 9th, 2017|Videos|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: Boaters douse flames proving necessity is truly the mother of invention

Boaters in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, are being hailed as heroes after using the only tool they had at their disposal — their boat’s massive rooster tail — to extinguish a wildfire on the banks of the South Thompson River. According to Sploid News, Tasha Hunt and Koyne Watson were taking their jet boat for [...]

August 4th, 2017|Fire 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

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

Raw Video: Man plucked from raging California river

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California. California Highway Patrol Officer David White said Tuesday that 25-year-old Kalani Tuiono escaped from the frigid, snowmelt-choked Yuba River with minor scratches and scrapes on Saturday, an outcome that amazed rescuers. Dramatic video shows Tuiono perched on a [...]

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

City manager refuses salary increases for fire chief, deputy chief

WATERTOWN -- Fire Chief Dale C. Herman and Deputy Chief Russell J. Randall were the only members of the city's management team not to receive 2 percent salary increases in the newly adopted budget. The two top fire departments officials have been criticized for not taking the city's side in a nearly three-year contract dispute with the firefighters' union. City [...]

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

Raw Video: Sewage pipe explodes from under pavement

A sewage pipe exploded on Monday in Kiev, Ukraine causing the street to open up and send sewage into air.  In the video posted on YouTube, you can see the pavement shift and open as one person is walking in the background.  Not the best spot to be in at the moment.  No injuries were [...]

May 31st, 2017|Videos|0 Comments

Video: First responders rescue their own driver and patient from accident

First responders from the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department rescued two people from an ambulance after it entered a canal in Metairie, Louisiana Monday. Responders rescued East Jefferson General Hospital ambulance’s driver and a patient being transported out of the vehicle, Joe Greco, director of the fire department tells The Times-Picayune. The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m. when [...]

May 25th, 2017|Fire News, Rescue News, Videos|0 Comments
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