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Improvising Anchor Points      

Improvising Anchor Points

Different environments pose different challenges for creating anchor systems, writes Mike Donahue.


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Man Injured After Fall from Tennessee Cliff

A man was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after falling from a cliff in South Knoxville

You've Received a Mayday—Now What?

The rescue may be very quick and simple, but the IC must take a worst-case thought process on the rescue until proven...

FDIC 2014 Preview: Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

Hyannis (MA) Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Kenney will be teaching "Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations...

Pennsylvania Man Survives Chainsaw-in-Neck Accident

A Pennsylvania man survived an on-the-job accident Monday in which a chain saw became lodged in his neck.

Improvising Anchor Points

Different environments will pose different challenges when it comes to choosing and creating anchor systems, writes M...


EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 Returning, Team 2 On the Ground

EMPACT NW Disaster Team 1 will arrive back in Seattle Nov 20th at 17:25 hours.

NIST Releases Report on Joplin (MO) Tornado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology developed 16 recommendations for improving how buildings and shelters are designed, constructed and maintained in tornado-prone regions, and for improving the emergency communications that warn of imminent threat from tornadoes.

NJ Fire Departments Still Dealing with Impact of Superstorm Sandy

Some fire departments on the Jersey Shore are still struggling a year after being struck by the devastating Superstorm Sandy.

Scenario Maps Designed to Manage Possible Levee Breach

The people of Muscatine (IA) enjoy the beauty and the power of the Mississippi River, but they live in fear of floods.

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Survival and Rescue TV

Top firefighting news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.


Maryland Boy Rescued After Fingers Caught in Escalator

Prince George (MD) first responders spent more than two hours trying to free a child's fingers from an escalator at Iverson Mall


First Responders Remember 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

Fifteen years ago, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck full of explosives next to the federal building in Oklahoma City and detonated it. One hund...

Boston Firefighters Running For Fallen Colleagues and Bombing Victims

There are overpowering narratives all over Boston these days, a year after a hateful act of homemade terrorism shattered the soul of one of the gre...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

NJ Firefighters Help Rescue Man Trapped in 24-Inch Pipe

Firefighters and other emergency workers rescued a man who was trapped in a 24-inch outflow pipe at a United Water facility in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Grain Bin Rescue

A hired hand returns from running an errand in town to find the farmer's dog standing at the bottom of a grain bin ladder.

Water & Ice Rescue

Switlik Parachute Company Works with New Jersey Police on Ice Rescue Training

The Brick Township (NJ) Police Marine Unit recently trained on ice and cold water rescue scenarios using U-Zip-It suits donated by the Switlik Para...

Firefighters Rescue Two from Car Hanging off California Cliff

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night.


First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Watch West (TX) Documentary and Anniversary Memorial Online

On April 17, 2013, the difference between life and death was just 13 minutes. That's the interval between the time first responders arrived at the ...

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First Responders Remember 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

April 20, 2014 Fifteen years ago, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck full of explosives next to the federal building in Oklahoma C...

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