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Hurst Jaws of Life Names Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager

Hurst Jaws of Life, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has named Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager.

Report Released on Death of Dallas Firefighter in Fall from Overpass

The Texas State Fire Marshal's office recently released a report on the death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter William Scott Tanksley, who died last year after fal...

Boston Firefighters Extricate Victim From Under Train

Boston firefighters removed a person stuck under a Red Line train at Park Street station Saturday afternoon.

Indianapolis Firefighters Extricate Worker from Excavator

An excavator operator was pinned in the cab of his excavator Tuesday after an overhead crane fell off its tracks and landed on the cab.

Humpday Hangout: Extrication

Hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to a panel of extrication experts--Aaron Heller, Isaac Frazier, and Dave Dalrymple--about the discipline.

Fire Truck Strikes Tree, Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Injured

A number of Anderson County (KY) firefighters were injured when the apparatus they were traveling in crashed into a tree last night.

One Killed in Columbus (OH) School Bus Accident

One pedestrian was killed and another injured following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Pennsylvania Car Carrier Accident

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Pennsylvania Car Carrier Accident

Chris Haldeman captured photos of firefighters working at the scene of a car carrier rollover accident in Pennsylvania.

Volunteer Firefighter Struck by Vehicle While Helping Motorist in Pennsylvania

A volunteer firefighter was struck early Sunday while trying to assist a motorist on an interstate in Pennsylvania.

Responders Contend with Knox County (TN) Multi-Vehicle Accident

First responders reported to crashes involving three commercial rigs and seven cars on an interstate today in West Knox County, Tennessee.

Three Dead in Tennessee School Bus Crash

Children were reported among the injured in a fatal school bus crash today in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Six Injured in Maryland Ambulance Crash

Six people were injured last evening in an ambulance accident that involved a tractor trailer in Elkridge, Maryland.


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Oregon Firefighters Save Driver Trapped by Power Lines

A total of 14 Salem firefighters helped rescue a driver after she hit a power pole Saturday morning.

1-800-BOARDUP Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri today recognized 1-800-BOARDUP for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder ...


Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

ES Perspective of a Rally Car

Even though a rally car transits on “normal” roadways and is technically a registered street vehicle, it is a highly modified race vehicle with hazards all its own, writes David Dalrymple.

The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

David Dalrymple explores a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions.