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Major Explosion, Building Collapse in Manhattan

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Firefighters responded to a major explosion and building collapse in Manhattan, New York. At least a dozen people were injured and the fire went to seven alarms.

Skedco Unveils Sked RAS

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Skedco, Inc., has created a new kit designed for rapid emergency evacuation of hospitalized patients or victims in an active-shooter incident.

Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition - from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - we will organize a special edition of our Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge. This international event is supported by the INTERSCHUTZ organisation (Deutsche Messe) and will be hosted outside on the exhibition ground, in an area of 1500 m2

Harrison Hydra-Gen Releases Hydra-Qube

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Hydra-Qube by Harrison Hydra-Gen, is a compact, lightweight Qube for cooling mobile hydraulic systems.

A Walking Miracle: Women Saved from Car Wreck Reunite with New Jersey Firefighters

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Exactly one month to the day that Hackensack (NJ) firefighters rescued two young woman from their mangled SUV, they paid an emotional visit on March 13 to fire headquarters to thank their new friends and heroes.

Book Celebrates 100 Years of FDNY Rescue 1 Company

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

On March 8, 2015, FDNY SOC will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Rescue 1 Company as the first Rescue Company in the United States. See photos from Esther Horvath.

Auto Extrication Video: The Air Chair

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

In this video, Denver (CO) Captain Randall Wells demonstrates the "Air Chair" evolution for vehicle extrication.

LEADER Hasty Available with Three Sensors

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

After the success of its search equipment, the LEADER Hasty 2 sensors version, LEADER further expands its range by launching the version three wireless seismic sensors!

Firefighters Help in Rescue of Manatees from Florida Pipe

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Firefighters worked with local police and animal experts to help rescue 19 manatees trapped in the storm drain system of Satellite Beach, Florida.

Firefighters Rescue Dog from California Cliff

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Smoky, an 80-pound mutt, was out for a walk with his owner on the Santa Monica Bluffs when he spotted and started chasing a squirrel.

UK Firefighters Ready for Spike in Calls Ahead of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Release

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Firefighters in London are anticipating a rise in emergency calls with the opening of the film "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

Indianapolis Firefighters Extricate Worker from Excavator

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

An excavator operator was pinned in the cab of his excavator Tuesday after an overhead crane fell off its tracks and landed on the cab.

Hannay Reels-Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Announces Product Release

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Firefighters and rescue squads demand fire rescue equipment that can deliver top performance under extreme conditions day after day. Hannay Reels designs and constructs hose reels and cable reels that are durable, dependable, and outperform every other brand. Our reels help cut attack time and increase safety, which makes a big difference in an industry where the lives of your crew – and community – are on the line.

Skedco Introduces Patient Simulator

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Skedco is introducing a new (patent pending) patient simulators that will solve many of the problems rescue trainers encounter with mannequins.

Worker Trapped After Collapse at Pennsylvania Industrial Site

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

A worker is presumed dead after a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania.

All Passengers Off Adriatic Ferry

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Ten people have now been confirmed dead after a ferry caught fire in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, the Italian coast guard said on Twitter.

Willard Marine Acquires Crystaliner Surf and Rescue Boat Designs

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Willard Marine, Inc., has acquired the rights to design and manufacture Crystaliner boats, a line of surf and rescue vessels that have been an icon on the West Coast for nearly six decades.

Chicago Firefighters Rescue Worker Dangling from Cell Tower

Fri, Dec 5, 2014

On Thursday evening, Chicago (IL) firefighters rescued a worker left hanging from his harness on a cell phone tower, according to news sources.

CMC Fire and Rescue Equipment Manufacturer Improves Operations Process with Aptean

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Aptean announced that CMC Rescue, a manufacturer of specialized emergency equipment for rescue professionals, has selected the recently launched Aptean Discrete Manufacturing solution suite, designed to integrate sales, operations, inventory and financial processes for discrete manufacturers.

FDNY Firefighters Respond to Staten Island Collapse

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

On November 28, firefighters responded to a collapse at a car dealership in Staten Island, New York.

Firefighter Recounts Des Moines River Rescue

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

A man is recovering in the hospital after firefighters saved his life from drowning in icy water in the Des Moines River.

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