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Firefighters Use Jaws of Life in Fresno Crash

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extract a man from an SUV following a crash Wednesday morning in southwest Fresno.

(fireengineering.com)

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

As operations deputy for the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue, my first experience with compressed air foam systems (CAFS) was at a large fire in an apartment building of balloon construction.

Tennessee Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped in Arcade Toy Machine

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A young boy had to be rescued Tuesday night after he managed to climb into an arcade-style toy machine at a Tennessee laundromat.

Firefighters Help Rescue Man from Collapsed Baltimore Row House

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Firefighters helped rescue a man trapped for about four hours after a row house collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland.

California Firefighters Rescue Man from Trapped Car

Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Firefighters rescued a 60-year-old man trapped in a car 100 feet down from state Highway 4 in Hercules.

Boston Firefighters Firefighters Extricate Man Trapped in Bobcat

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

A man became trapped in his Bobcat loader when the construction vehicle collided with a dump truck in Dorchester.

Arizona Firefighters Rescue Women from Flooded House

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Reelcraft Offers Reel Mounting Assembly for Easy Overhead and I-beam Mounting

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Reelcraft Industries offers mounting assemblies for mounting Series 7000 reels to an I-beam or for overhead support.

Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including slope floor shoring and a quick way to
lash a victim into a stokes basket.

Pigeon Mountain Industries Unveils PMI Extreme Pro

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI) introduces the new PMI Extreme Pro static rope.

Firefighters Respond to Texas Structural Collapse

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Firefighters responded today to a structural collapse in which several people were injured at a home in Harris County, Texas.

Responding to 'Unknown' Emergencies

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Routine emergencies often turn out to be complex. In this course, students will develop size-up skills to combat the hazards encountered with unknown emergencies.

Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

When bricks fell from the second-story of a 60th Street building in West New York, New Jersey, it sounded like an explosion. The incident left people lying on the sidewalk bleeding, one of them unconscious.

A view of damage to the building after a truck collided with an auto repair station in Ocala, Florida.

Truck Collides with Building in Florida

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

A commercial truck driver impacted Pennzoil’s Super-Lube after avoiding a collision with two stopped vehicles in Ocala, Florida.

Sheboygan County WI Firefighters Would Like to Use Drones

Sat, Jun 7, 2014

A group of volunteer firefighters from Sheboygan County would like to begin using unmanned drones to assist in fighting and investigating fires

Timber Cribbing Use

Fri, May 30, 2014

In this course, Billy Leach discusses stabilization, how cribbing is used to manage gravity, and some important considerations when using cribbing.

Firefighters Respond to Maplewood (NJ) Building Collapse

Fri, May 30, 2014

At least one person was injured in a building collapse at a restaurant Friday morning in Maplewood, New Jersey.

California Responder Devotes Herself to Technical Rescue

California Responder Devotes Herself to Technical Rescue

Wed, May 28, 2014

Ana Garcia works tirelessly to protect workers and entrants in confined space workzones, creating a safer environment for all.

California Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped in Chimney

Mon, May 26, 2014

Fire crews rescued a man trapped in a chimney at a Lake Forest home.

San Diego Firefighters Have New Tool to Save Lives

Tue, May 20, 2014

For more than 30 years, local firefighters have been using the Jaws of Life to save lives at car accident scenes. Now they have a new tool that helps rescue teams get inside wrecked vehicles faster.

Woman Falls Down Fenway Park Elevator Shaft

Sat, May 17, 2014

Fire officials say a 22-year-old woman is hospitalized after she fell down an elevator shaft at Boston's Fenway Park.

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