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Maryland Child Rescued from Well

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

A 10-year-old girl was rescued after she fell into a 30-foot well in Pasadena Monday afternoon.

Train Derailment in Philadelphia Leaves Cars Hanging Over River

Mon, Jan 20, 2014

No one was injured in a train derailment early this morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NJ Firefighters Help Rescue Man Trapped in 24-Inch Pipe

Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Firefighters and other emergency workers rescued a man who was trapped in a 24-inch outflow pipe at a United Water facility in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Create Rope Stability with Equal Tension and Angles

Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Loads and forces can be your friend or foe; they will also make or break your operation when not controlled properly, writes Mike Donahue.

Miami (FL) Firefighters Battle Laundromat Fire

Fri, Jan 10, 2014

On December 6, 2013, Miami (FL) Fire Rescue responded to a Code One Laundromat Fire at the corner of NW 7th Street and 23rd Ave just after 6pm.

LEADER Sentry Announces Monitor for Structural Movement Detection

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

On the 22nd December 2010, a routine operation took a dramatic turn for firefighters in Chicago, Illinois. Two of them died and 14 others were seriously injured after the collapse of a burning building.

To prevent such an accident, a simple and effective solution to control movements of a structure and alert rescue teams of an imminent risk of collapse

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

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September 2014
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