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Stairway to Heaven: Bonus Features on TX Tower Rescue

Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Raul Angulo provides some background on a spectacular tower rescue in Burleson, Texas, including audio from the incident and other photos from the rescue effort.

Huge Stamford (CT) Home Explosion Causes Fires

Tue, Sep 17, 2013

A massive home explosion in Stamford, Connecticut, leveled one structure and set at least three homes on fire.

FEMA Continues to Monitor Colorado Flooding and Support State and Local Response

Mon, Sep 16, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to closely monitor response efforts to the Colorado flooding through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington and through its Regional Response Coordination Response Center in Denver, Colo.

Fire Apparatus Serve as Art Projects for Colorado Children

Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Four agencies in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley--Aspen Fire, Snowmass-Wildcat Fire, Aspen Ambulance and Mountain Rescue Aspen--have teamed up with the non-profit program Portraits of Hope to create a huge rolling art display created by local children, many of whom are disabled or have life threatening diseases.

Chicago Firefighters Find Man Trapped in Machinery DOA

Fri, Sep 13, 2013

A 48-year old employee of a paving company died yesterday afternoon after having been trapped in a piece of heavy machinery.

Wind Turbine Fire and Rescue Operations Using PPA

Thu, Sep 12, 2013

Wind turbines must be considered industrial facilities subject to a full range of emergencies such as fire, entrapments, electrical accidents, falls, and even hazmat.

Retired FDNY Firefighter Tells Story of Ground Zero Search and Rescue Operations

Wed, Sep 11, 2013

In a recent online article and video, FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.) John Norman told about the search and rescue operations conducted at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

OH Firefighters Rescue Three from Lake Erie

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

A firefighter was slightly injured during a dramatic rescue on Lake Erie Sunday.

Search Resumes for Missing Firefighter

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

The search for a U.S. Forest Service firefighter missing in northern New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest has entered its seventh day

Firefighters Rescue Texas Teen from Light Tower

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Firefighters were called on to rescue a teen who had climbed a 125-foot-tall lighting fixture Wednesday night in New Braunfels, Texas.

Ocala (FL) Firefighter Rescue Injured Worker from Roof

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

An air conditioner service technician accidentally ingested a corrosive liquid and had to be removed by firefighters from the roof of Publix in the Churchill Plaza on August 8, 2013.

 

Sinkhole Swallows FL Buildings near Disney World

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

A number of buildings were affected by a 60-foot-wide sinkhole that formed under a resort building near Disney World in central Florida late Sunday.

A new range of Search and Rescue Equipment

Sat, Aug 10, 2013

April 24th 2013 was the darkest day in the history of Bangladesh's garment industry: 1,129 people were killed when the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka collapsed.

Poughkeepsie (NY) Firefighter Injured in Fall

Fri, Aug 9, 2013

A 12-year veteran firefighter suffered a broken jaw when he fell 10 feet while fighting a fire at a vacant home Thursday in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Technical Rescue: Traveling A Little More Outside The Box

Fri, Aug 2, 2013

Mike Donahue offers two concepts used in a confined space/collapse atmosphere and discusses how "outside-the-box" thinking can be beneficial in technical rescue situations.

New PlanView Emergency Operations Command Overview Multi-Track Sliding Whiteboard System

Tue, Jul 30, 2013

Magnatag's new PlanView multiple track cabinets hold up to 10 sliding magnetic steel whiteboards, maps and bulletin panels, turning an ordinary wall into a flexible, easy to use visible information center.

London (UK) Firefighters Respond to Increased Number of Entrapments

Tue, Jul 30, 2013

London (UK) firefighters say the number of people with body parts trapped in household items, such as handcuffs, has risen in the past few years.

Baldwin (PA) Man Rescued After Man's Foot Stuck in Pipe

Mon, Jul 29, 2013

A Baldwin (PA) resident fell into a hole in his backyard, lodging his foot in an exposed terracotta pipe.

Philadelphia Home Explodes, At Least Six Injured

Mon, Jul 29, 2013

At least six people were injured when a home exploded and collapsed in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

FDNY Firefighter Retires after 40 Years on the Job

Fri, Jul 12, 2013

A recent Daily News video talked to Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Captain Bob Morris on the last day of his 40-year career.

Streamlight Introduces the Siege LED Lantern

Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Streamlight® Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, announced The Siege™, a rugged, cordless, alkaline battery-powered LED lantern designed for a wide variety of outdoor, safety and scene lighting uses.

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