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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.

At Least Eight Injured in Brooklyn Building Collapse

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Eight workers were reportedly injured in a building collapse this afternoon in Brooklyn, New York.

Chinese Firefighter Grabs Woman About to Jump

Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Chinese firefighters rescued a woman who was reportedly about to jump from the window of her three-story bedroom.

Firefighters Save Dog from Sinkhole in Buffalo

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park.

Dramatic Rescue in New Rochelle (NY) Apartment Fire

Sun, Feb 2, 2014

Firefighters resuscitated a man they pulled from a burning building and then had to rescue their own after a three-alarm fire flashed over in a large apartment building.

Maryland Firefighter Details Well Rescue of Girl

Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Anne Arundel County Firefighter Donna McGuire discussed a rescue of a young girl trapped at the bottom of a well.

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

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