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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 fa...

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 la...

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Perform Water Tower Rescue

Firefighters in Virginia Beach rescued a man dangling from a water tower on Monday.

Gates (NY) Firefighters Perform High-Angle Rescue

The Gates (NY) Fire District responded with Gates EMS Paramedics to the LiftLine bus company on Trabold Road last Wed...

Stairway to Heaven: Bonus Features on TX Tower Rescue

Raul Angulo provides some background on a spectacular tower rescue in Burleson, Texas, including audio from the incid...

Sloped Floor Shoring Systems

Shoring systems can look complicated purely because of the number of components and steps involved in their construct...

IFSI Updates TFOG Field Guide

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has updated and released its Trench Rescue Technician Studen...

Technical Rescue: Traveling A Little More Outside The Box

Mike Donahue offers two concepts used in a confined space/collapse atmosphere and discusses how "outside-the-box...

Firefighters Help Rescue Boy Trapped in IN Sand Dune

Michigan City (IN) firefighters and police joined with other rescuers to help save a young boy who was trapped for th...

CO Firefighters Rescue Bear from Tree

Colorado Springs (CO) firefighters used a ladder truck to remove a bear from a tree after it had been tranquilized on...

Tech Rescue: Shoring Operations

Mike Donahue examines several shoring systems for technical rescue applications and the principles that they are base...

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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

Terrorism

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.

Hazmat

IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

Assistant Chief Rick Edinger, vice chair of the IAFC's Hazardous Materials Committee, today testified at the National Transportation Safety Board f...

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings in West (TX) Explosion

The CSB released preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, Texas, which resulted in at least 14 fat...

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IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

April 23, 2014 Assistant Chief Rick Edinger, vice chair of the IAFC's Hazardous Materials Committee, today testified at the National...

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