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California Lifeguard Dies During Ocean Rescue Attempt

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

A veteran Newport Beach (CA) lifeguard died while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer at the beach on Sunday.

Switlik Parachute Company Works with New Jersey Police on Ice Rescue Training

Mon, Feb 24, 2014

The Brick Township (NJ) Police Marine Unit recently trained on ice and cold water rescue scenarios using U-Zip-It suits donated by the Switlik Parachute Company.

Firefighters Rescue Two from Car Hanging off California Cliff

Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night.

Boston Firefighter Saves Dog from Icy Harbor

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

A Boston firefighter braved frigid cold to rescue a dog who fell through Boston Harbor's ice into the freezing cold water at Pleasure Bay.

IL Woman Dies After Falling in Chicago River

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

A woman who rescue crews pulled the frigid water of the Chicago River early Tuesday in the Loop has died.

Online Awareness Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Certification Course

Sat, Dec 14, 2013

Rescue3, in the Swiftwater and Flood training industry, has developed a course in Online Awareness Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Certification Course.

Michigan Firefighters Rescue Teen with Borrowed Boat from Sporting Goods Store

Mon, Dec 2, 2013

Firefighters borrowed a boat from Dick's Sporting Goods at the Rivertown Crossings Mall to rescue a teen who fell through the thin ice of a pond and was trying to keep his head above water for 25 minutes.

Air-Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs for Dive Teams

Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Douglas Fishel Jr. examines the many benefits of deploying a search and rescue dog team with your dive team.

Trapped Firefighter Rescued from Colorado Flooding; At Least Three Dead

Thu, Sep 12, 2013

Reports indicate at least three people have been killed in flash flooding in Colorado. Torrential rains are damaging buildings and stranding cars over a wide area of the state.

OH Firefighters Rescue Three from Lake Erie

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

A firefighter was slightly injured during a dramatic rescue on Lake Erie Sunday.

Report Finds Seattle Fire Made Possible Mistakes in Hotel Drowning

Sat, Aug 24, 2013

The Seattle Fire Department is looking into new training techniques in the aftermath of a drowning at a hotel pool.

Honeywell Donates Equipment to Aid in Calgary Rebuilding Efforts from Floods

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a donation of more than $50,000 in respiratory and protective safety gear to the city of High River, Alberta, Canada, to aid first responders, town workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by last month's heavy rains and continued flooding.

Fire Apparatus Gets Stuck in MO Floodwaters

Thu, Aug 8, 2013

Firefighter were able to safely escape after their fire engine got stuck in floodwaters in central Missouri.

Passengers Rescued from Stranded Toronto Commuter Train

Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Firefighters and police rescued more than 1,000 passengers trapped on a train that became stranded during flash floods yesterday in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Iowa Firefighters Rescue Three from Submerged Vehicle

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Two women and a child survived a plunge into a water-filled ditch in Worth County (IA) thanks to the work of Northwood and Mason City fire departments, and their water rescue personnel.

Lessons Learned and Reinforced

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

Participants in this report share their "top three" lessons learned and reinforced from Hurricane Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey's US&R Response

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

After the "near miss" of Hurricane Irene in the late summer of 2011, New Jersey first responders took a harder look at dealing with disasters of such magnitude.

Suffolk County US&R Task Force 1 Response

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

An urban search and rescue task force (US&R TF) rarely deploys within the community where its members normally serve.

FDNY Swift Water Rescue Operations

Wed, May 1, 2013

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Special Op-erations Command (SOC) for the past couple of years has been preparing its members to respond to another major disaster in New York City (NYC).

FDIC 2013: Introducing the Courage and Valor Nominees

Fri, Mar 22, 2013

Nominees the 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award reflect the ultimate in courage, selflessness, professionalism, competence, and initiative and continue to reflect the reputation and ideals of the fire service. Read profiles of the nominees here.

Minnesota First Responders Participate in Coordinated Ice Rescue Drill

Sat, Mar 2, 2013

Several emergency agencies from the South Metro Water Rescue Workgroup will participate in the workgroup's first ice rescue exercise today in Fort Snelling State Park.

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