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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...

Before You Get in the Water

Swift water rescue is one of the most challenging and physically demanding operations rescue personnel can face, writ...

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Fire officials conduct training at a mass-casualty incident evolution.

Download our free major incident response supplement, which among other things contains a profile of FDNY's SOC Support Ladder companies.


Survival and Rescue TV

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


Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Respond to Pickup Under 18-Wheeler

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters were dispatched to an accident around 10:00 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Amnicola Highway and Creekside


House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Zadroga Act Reauthorization

On Thursday, June 11th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing on H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9...

Officer who Carried Injured Marine to Safety Awarded Bronze Star

At a time when few Marines were venturing outside the wire in Afghanistan, 1st Lt. James Salka patrolled in enemy territory nearly every day.

Urban Search & Rescue

Report Looks at California's USAR Task Force 2

A recent report from National Public Radio took a closer look at California's Task Force 2, based in Los Angeles County, and some of its responses ...

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces StrongArm

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has introduced StrongArm™, a versatile, multipurpose tool that f...

Water & Ice Rescue

Managing Your Strengths

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

Claremore (OK) Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

A Claremore firefighter's body was recovered early Sunday after he was swept away while performing a water rescue, reports newson6.com.


Free Training Materials for Transportation Rail Incidents

A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Doney Park.

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Respond to Train vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision

On June 23. 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded with a full first-alarm assignment to a reported collision between a...

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Free Training Materials for Transportation Rail Incidents

June 27, 2015 A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Do...

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