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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.  

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

Virginia Fire Department Uses Drone in Rescue Operations

Wed, May 27, 2015

The Bedford (VA) Fire Department has been using its new camera drone in rescue operations, according to a new report.

Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake Rope Rescue Training at Former Newspaper Site

Tue, May 19, 2015

Indianapolis firefighters recently got a chance to train in a part of the building that was the former site of the Indianapolis Star newspaper.

Firefighters Rescue Man from Nashville Storm Drain

Tue, May 19, 2015

A man spent four days trapped in a storm drain until he was rescued by Nashville (TN) firefighters, according to a report.

North Texas Firefighters Train for Water Rescues

Tue, May 12, 2015

With North Texas expected to receive anywhere from a half-inch to three inches of rain between now and Wednesday, flooding remains a big concern across the area.


Firefighters Respond to Riga (NY) Vehicle Crash

Mon, May 11, 2015

The Churchville (NY) Fire and Ambulance Services were dispatched for a single-car accident that took place after midnight in Riga, New York.

The Rescue Lab: Drawing Shoring Systems

Fri, May 8, 2015

In this new technical rescue series, Mike Donahue will provide quick tips on tech rescue operations and specific skills and knowledge that can help you improve your effectiveness in rescue situations.

Sterling Rope Company, Inc. introduces Escape Kit Pocket Bag

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The latest in Sterling’s endeavors is the new Escape Kit Pocket Bag, designed specifically to store a firefighter’s escape kit inside the pocket of bunker pants.

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