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Top 5 Things This Week on Fire Engineering: Auger Entrapment, New Drills

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Here's a roundup of some of the top features you may have missed in the last few days of 2013 and the first few days of 2014 on the Fire Engineering Web site.

Georgia Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped in Well

Tue, Dec 31, 2013

Firefighters rescued a seven-year-old child who suffered serious injuries after falling down a well in Carroll County, Georgia.

Helicopter Saves Crane Operator from Fire in Ontario

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

A crane operator who was stranded above a massive fire in Kingston, Ont., has been lifted to safety by helicopter in a dramatic rescue.

Los Angeles County Firefighters Rescue Teens from Ravine

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Two boys were hospitalized today, one in a critical condition, after being rescued from a ravine in San Dimas.

Fire Crews Rescue Three from Topeka (KA) House Fire

Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Topeka firefighters rescued three people from a fire at a central Topeka home.

Boston Firefighters Use Aerial Ladder to Rescue Injured Man from Rooftop

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Firefighters used an aerial ladder to rescue an injured man from a rooftop in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston yesterday.

Photos of Bronx (NY) Train Derailment

Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Fire photographer Lou Minutoli ( shared some photos of firefighters operating at the scene of a deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

Boston Firefighter Injured in Fall Through Floor

Thu, Nov 28, 2013

When Engine 28 in Jamaica Plain arrived at 14 Pond Circle around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Lieutenant Ryan McGovern worried that family members were trapped inside the single-family home. So he decided to move quickly.

NIST Releases Report on Joplin (MO) Tornado

Thu, Nov 21, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology developed 16 recommendations for improving how buildings and shelters are designed, constructed and maintained in tornado-prone regions, and for improving the emergency communications that warn of imminent threat from tornadoes.

Grain Bin Rescue

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

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.

EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 Working in Affected Communities in the Philippines

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Embedded with a special Filipino Military Unit, EMPACT NW Team 1 is working under extremely difficult conditions, performing rescue and recovery in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

Austin Firefighters Rescue Dog Lost Since Floods

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

An Austin firefighter rappelled down a steep cliff on Wednesday afternoon to rescue Max, a German shepherd that had been missing since the mid-October floods.

Three Volunteer Firefighters Win Contest for Battling Heart Disease

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

What do a former motorcycle dealership owner and MBA candidate, a marine scientist, and an emergency management consultant have in common? While their day jobs might be vastly different, they are all volunteer firefighters who have just been named the winners of the first Search for Cardioviva Heart Health Champions contest.

The Physics of Rope Rescue Operations

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

A good rescue specialist presents facts at an operation, not estimates, writes Mike Donahue.

Video of FDNY Dock Rescue

Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Check out this video of members from FDNY E-81 and L-46 operating in Manhattan. A 24-year-old jet skier was sucked under the dock while he was trying to fix his watercraft

Harrison Hydraulic Solutions Adds Midwestern Region Manager

Fri, Oct 18, 2013

Harrison announces that Troy Padgett has been added to Harrison Hydraulic Solutions as the Midwestern Region Manager.

Pennsylvania Bus Crash Kills One, Injures Dozens

Wed, Oct 9, 2013

One person was killed and dozens were injured when a Greyhound bus crashed in central Pennsylvania today.

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.

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