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Technical Rescue: Only One Way to Do Things?

Mike Donahue urges rescuers to learn several ways to effectively perform the same skill and keep an open mind when it...

Indianapolis Firefighters Rescue Passengers from Zoo Ride

On Thursday, Indianapolis firefighters rescued several people who were stranded on a malfunctioning ride at the zoo.

Tennessee Firefighters Respond to Tree Fallen on House

The Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department responded to an incident in which a woman was pinned inside her house by a...

Chicago Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue at Silo

On Monday afternoon, firefighters worked to rescue a man trapped in silo filled with toxic material  in the Sout...

The Rescue Lab: Anchor Point

Mike Donahue's second The Rescue Lab feature offers this example of how to visualize and understand how an anchor poi...

Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake Rope Rescue Training at Former Newspaper Site

Indianapolis firefighters recently got a chance to train in a part of the building that was the former site of the In...

The Rescue Lab: Drawing Shoring Systems

In this new technical rescue series, Mike Donahue will provide quick tips on tech rescue operations and specific skil...

Book Celebrates 100 Years of FDNY Rescue 1 Company

On March 8, 2015, FDNY SOC will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Rescue 1 Company as the first Rescue Company ...

Colorado Firefighters Use Drone to Help in Underground Rescue Training

South Metro firefighters are working to improve their skills at saving lives -- namely rescuing people trapped in tig...

Training the Technical Rescuer

There’s a big difference between “instructing” and “teaching”; this is something on which students pick up quickly, w...

FDNY: Firefighters Who Made WTC Rescue are Always Training

The rescue operation this past Wednesday high up on One World Trade Center was just the latest example of c...

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Survival and Rescue TV

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


VIDEO: Three Dead After Car Crash, Fire on IL Road

Three people were killed overnight after a car slammed into a tree and caught fire in far north suburban Ingleside.


Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

Urban Search & Rescue

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Casc...
CMC Rescue's Cobra-­D Uniform Rappel Belt

CMC Rescue Offers New Design of the Only Certified Uniform Rappel Belt Available

Standard uniform wear for firefighters, search and rescue, and SWAT personnel, CMC Rescue’s Cobra‐D Uniform Rappel Belt is the only NFPA‐certified ...

Water & Ice Rescue

Firefighters Injured in Chicago River Rescue

Chicago firefighters responded Saturday to an incident in which a 19-year-old woman reportedly jumped into the Chicago River.

Managing Your Strengths

Learn how to put your best organizational effort, innovation, and creativity into your collective strengths and manage around your weaknesses. &nbs...


Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...

Labelmaster Offers 2016 Edition of Emergency Response Guidebook

Labelmaster offers the 2016 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) -- a must have for anyone who handles or transports dangerous goods (...

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Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

August 26, 2015 Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sá...

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