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Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Divers Train for Columbus Day Weekend

Mon, Oct 12, 2015

A new video from Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue shows members of its air rescue and fireboat divisions preparing for the Columbus Day weekend with a diver deployment drill.

Virginia Task Force 2 USAR Team Assists with South Carolina Flood Response

Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Virginia Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team (VA-TF 2) has deployed to an area in South Carolina devastated by historic flooding.

Several Injured in Sunny Isles Beach (FL) Explosion

Fri, Oct 2, 2015

News reports indicated that a number of people were injured in an explosion today in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Air Rescue Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue’s (MDFR) Air Rescue Unit celebrated 30 years of service on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Training Minutes: Getting to the Victim in a Concrete Collapse

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

At the Guardian Centers, David Rhodes and company continue their series of technical rescue Training Minutes videos covering the next steps of rescuing a patient trapped in a concrete collapse.

Simple Technique for Constructing Shores for Sloped Floors

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Emergency shoring is the temporary support of structures during construction, collapse, or demolition. Shoring systems protect rescuers while working in a potential or confirmed collapse area.


Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Paul Conway Fire Announces Heavy Rescue Hands-On Training Course

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Paul Conway Fire recognizes that the job is forever in a state of change and that individuals in the field have a duty to continue to train and to be the best firefighters they can be. With an emphasis that proper training is life, they are proud to present the “Heavy Rescue” Hands-On Training Course.

Training Minutes: Ladder Lift for Pin

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

What do you do when, as an engine company, you arrive on scene where a patient is pinned by a vehicle and you have no rescue tools? In this Training Minutes video, Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate a rapid, "down and dirty" method for using basic equipment found on an apparatus to lift a car and remove a pinned patient.

California Firefighters Rescue Boy Trapped in Pool Skimmer

Sun, Sep 6, 2015

Firefighters on Saturday rescued a 3-year-old boy after he became trapped in a pool skimmer at a home in the Dove Canyon neighborhood of Rancho Santa Margarita.


Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Training Minutes: Locating a Victim in a Concrete Collapse Scenario

Tue, Sep 1, 2015

David Rhodes returns with another technical rescue Training Minutes video from the the Guardian Centers in Georgia.

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Honored for Complex Mass Casualty Rescue

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Drawing on their expert training to rapidly assess the situation, the Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department’s Engine 17 crew works skillfully as a team to save the lives of three critically-injured children.

MN Firefighters Rescue Person Trapped on New Stadium Roof

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Minneapolis firefighters used a rescue basket, ropes and cables to free a person trapped on the roof of the Minnesota Vikings stadium that’s under construction.

Training Minutes: Single-Point Lift with Spreader

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

In this Training Minutes video on vehicle rescue, Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate a method for using a hydraulic rescue tool to rapidly lift a vehicle off of a trapped patient.

Technical Rescue: Only One Way to Do Things?

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Mike Donahue urges rescuers to learn several ways to effectively perform the same skill and keep an open mind when it comes to to new ways of doing things.

Firefighters Respond to Deadly Bethpage (NY) Small Plane Crash

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed and his passenger seriously injured after the plane crashed onto the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) tracks at South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage, New York. See photos from the scene.

Training Minutes: Car Hanging from Parking Deck

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

This all-new series of Training Minutes videos takes us to the Guardian Centers in Georgia for various technical rescue scenarios.


Mon, Jul 27, 2015

MD Firefighter Team Trains for High-Risk Rescues

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The Baltimore Fire Department's collapse unit is one of the units, created across the country after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, that are called in unusual circumstances.

Firefighters Rescue Person Pinned in Gear Equipment Inside UCLA Elevator

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a call of a person trapped in an elevator on the UCLA campus on Tuesday evening.

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