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Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

When bricks fell from the second-story of a 60th Street building in West New York, New Jersey, it sounded like an explosion. The incident left people lying on the sidewalk bleeding, one of them unconscious.

A view of damage to the building after a truck collided with an auto repair station in Ocala, Florida.

Truck Collides with Building in Florida

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

A commercial truck driver impacted Pennzoil’s Super-Lube after avoiding a collision with two stopped vehicles in Ocala, Florida.

Sheboygan County WI Firefighters Would Like to Use Drones

Sat, Jun 7, 2014

A group of volunteer firefighters from Sheboygan County would like to begin using unmanned drones to assist in fighting and investigating fires

Timber Cribbing Use

Fri, May 30, 2014

In this course, Billy Leach discusses stabilization, how cribbing is used to manage gravity, and some important considerations when using cribbing.

Firefighters Respond to Maplewood (NJ) Building Collapse

Fri, May 30, 2014

At least one person was injured in a building collapse at a restaurant Friday morning in Maplewood, New Jersey.

California Responder Devotes Herself to Technical Rescue

California Responder Devotes Herself to Technical Rescue

Wed, May 28, 2014

Ana Garcia works tirelessly to protect workers and entrants in confined space workzones, creating a safer environment for all.

California Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped in Chimney

Mon, May 26, 2014

Fire crews rescued a man trapped in a chimney at a Lake Forest home.

San Diego Firefighters Have New Tool to Save Lives

Tue, May 20, 2014

For more than 30 years, local firefighters have been using the Jaws of Life to save lives at car accident scenes. Now they have a new tool that helps rescue teams get inside wrecked vehicles faster.

Woman Falls Down Fenway Park Elevator Shaft

Sat, May 17, 2014

Fire officials say a 22-year-old woman is hospitalized after she fell down an elevator shaft at Boston's Fenway Park.

Additional Security Tool Dedicated to Firefighting and Search Operations

Thu, May 15, 2014

Designed by LEADER in collaboration with international experts in victim USAR research techniques, LEADER Sentry provides additional security of intervention areas on which are engaged rescuers, rescue teams, fire fighters, doctors, workers and other persons or victims.

Phoenix Firefighters Rescue Two Off Camelback Mountain

Thu, May 8, 2014

Phoenix firefighters went to the Echo Canyon Mountain Trail to rescue one hiker and found another distressed hiker who needed their help as they were hiking down Camelback Mountain.

Montgomery County (MD) Fire Department Using Drones

Tue, May 6, 2014

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department has invested in a new tool that will help it better fulfill its mission of public safety -- three Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones.

Amputees in Action Support the London Fire Brigade with Simulated Plane Crash Exercise

Tue, May 6, 2014

Amputees in Action were involved in London Fire Brigade's largest and most comprehensive exercises in its history this weekend, with fire crews taking part in a three-day exercise based around a plane crash in the capital.

Firefighters Assisting with Rescue Efforts in Mississippi

Tue, Apr 29, 2014

A number of local firefighters with specialized training in search and rescue left the coast Monday evening to assist with rescue efforts in tornado-stricken Louisville (MS).

Man Injured After Fall from Tennessee Cliff

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

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

You've Received a Mayday—Now What?

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

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

FDIC 2014 Preview: Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Hyannis (MA) Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Kenney will be teaching "Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations" at FDIC 2014.

Pennsylvania Man Survives Chainsaw-in-Neck Accident

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

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

Improvising Anchor Points

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

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

Number of Missing After Washington Mudslide Now at 30

Sun, Mar 30, 2014

The number of those believed missing following a deadly Washington state landslide has plummeted to 30 after many people were found safe, authorities said late Saturday.

Video: Chicago Train Derailment

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

YouTube video shows footage of a commuter train derailing in Chicago and climbing an escalator at an underground station.

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