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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.

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone that would ravage the coastal Northwest of the United States.

Wisconsin Firefighters Free Man Trapped in Excavation Equipment

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Rescuers freed a man who was trapped for 90 minutes in a piece of excavation equipment.

CMC Rescue's Cobra-­D Uniform Rappel Belt

CMC Rescue Offers New Design of the Only Certified Uniform Rappel Belt Available

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Standard uniform wear for firefighters, search and rescue, and SWAT personnel, CMC Rescue’s Cobra‐D Uniform Rappel Belt is the only NFPA‐certified product of its kind.

Report Looks at California's USAR Task Force 2

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

A recent report from National Public Radio took a closer look at California's Task Force 2, based in Los Angeles County, and some of its responses and duties.

Chicago Firefighters Rescue Dog from Sewer

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Chicago firefighters were involved in an unusual rescue Friday afternoon.

Maryland Firefighters Rescue Horse from Ditch

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Just before 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, special operation crews from the Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the 8300 block of Johnny Cake Road in Westview for reports of a horse stuck in the ditch.

Technical Rescue Photos: Indianapolis Zoo Ride Rescue

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Indianapolis Firefighters Rescue Passengers from Zoo Ride

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

On Thursday, Indianapolis firefighters rescued several people who were stranded on a malfunctioning ride at the zoo.

Tennessee Firefighters Respond to Tree Fallen on House

Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department responded to an incident in which a woman was pinned inside her house by a fallen tree.

Chicago Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue at Silo

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

On Monday afternoon, firefighters worked to rescue a man trapped in silo filled with toxic material  in the South Deering neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.

True North Hires Designer Paul Gleason of Mystery Ranch

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

True North announces that designer Paul Gleason has joined their organization to assist with the expansion of the company’s best-selling line of Wildland packs and bags.

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces StrongArm

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has introduced StrongArm™, a versatile, multipurpose tool that fills a critical need for fire, technical rescue, FEMA and Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) task forces.

The Rescue Lab: Anchor Point

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Mike Donahue's second The Rescue Lab feature offers this example of how to visualize and understand how an anchor point "feels" the load.  


Mon, Jun 1, 2015

Video Pays Tribute to Firefighter Preparedness

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

Gary Yost shares a video he made documenting how Marin County (CA) firefighters make instant-on rescue possible.


Fri, May 29, 2015

FEMA Issues 2015 National Preparedness Report

Thu, May 28, 2015

FEMA and its partners released the 2015 National Preparedness Report, an annual status report summarizing the Nation's progress toward reaching the 2011 National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Filming Training Minutes: Paul DeBartolomeo and Lifting Operations

Thu, May 28, 2015

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