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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.

Abington Township (PA) Firefighters Take on Structural Collaps

Preparing for the Rare Rescue: Abington Township (PA) Firefighters Take on Structural Collapse

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

In 20 years there have only been three structural collapses in Abington Township, Pennsylvania. Still, members of the fire department are out in force--training.

Partial Collapse at Building Under Construction in Boston

Partial Collapse at Building Under Construction in Boston

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Boston (MA) firefighters responded to a partial collapse at a building under construction.

Streamlight to Debut Portable Scene Light at FDIC

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Streamlight Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting, will debut an industrial-duty, high lumen Portable Scene Light at Booth 2339 at FDIC 2014, April 10-12, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.

Firefighters Rescue Three People, Animals from Pennsylvania House Fire

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Firefighters rescued three people and several animals from a house fire Tuesday night in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Harlem Blast Probe Starts After Rubble Cleared

Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Emergency workers sifted through debris Saturday from a deadly explosion at two New York City apartment buildings as they worked to clear the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast.

Irish Firefighting Legacy Shining Bright Thanks to Streamlight and TheFireStore

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

TheFireStore, an online source for firefighting professionals, and Streamlight have collaborated to produce another exclusive version of the famous Vantage Helmet Mounted LED Light.

Teens Rescued After Falling Off Cliff at China Beach CA

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Firefighters have responded to rescue two teenagers who reportedly fell off a cliff at San Francisco's China Beach this afternoon.

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