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Rescuers in Taiwan pull survivors from quake rubble
Fire department chaplain marries couple at NYC crane collapse site
New York Fire Department Chaplain Ann Kansfield rushed to the collapse scene Friday morning and found a shivering bride in her gown, unable to marry at city hall due the collapse; she married the pair on nearby steps.
9/11 memorial fire blamed on smoking materials
Discarded smoking materials and mulch too close to the building are cited as the likely cause of the 2014 fire at the Flight 93 memorial in Pa.
Calif. firefighter suffers minor burns in rescue attempt
Witnesses told first-arriving firefighters that someone was in the home; the victim was in the room of origin and likely dead before firefighters arrived.
Video: Responders rescue man trapped in drive-thru
First responders were able to free the unresponsive man by pushing his vehicle away from the wall.
1 in 10 Va. county 911 calls went unanswered
There were 1,147 abandoned 911 calls in 2015 due to busy call takers; about half of those calls were bounced to other numbers while workers tried to call back the others.
Firefighters rescue Pa. man pinned in home by 90-foot tree
The tree crashed into a couple's home, killing the wife and pinning the man for more than three hours until he could be freed.
Firefighters rush to save quake victims
Anatomy of fireground decision-making
Case study: Rescuing a pinned, suspended industrial worker
Fla. fire truck involved in 4-vehicle crash
Three people from the other cars were taken to a hospital with minor injuries; no firefighters were hurt
Civilians pack active shooter preparedness classes
The Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Such training is already common at schools, colleges and businesses, but sessions for the general public are the next step in confronting fears of mass violence that have been around ...
IDEX acquires Akron Brass for $224M
Officials said Akron Brass' presence as a premier manufacturer of firefighting equipment is an excellent strategic fit within their existing fire suppression platform
FDNY: 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in crane collapse
The collapsed red metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident
Ky. firefighters rally to help cancer-stricken brother
Houston firefighter suffers electrical shock at fire
HOUSTON — A Houston firefighter is recovering after suffering an electrical shock while battling an apartment fire. ABC13.com reported that the firefighter was inside an apartment where a heater caught fire. Fire officials said the firefighter was one of the first crew inside. He began tearing out sheetrock to get to the fire in the wall when he hit an electric line. The live wire energized metal ...
Ga. firefighters hurt in ladder collapse no longer work at dept.
HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Three firefighters injured in July 2014 after their ladder truck collapsed no longer work for the fire department. 11Alive.com reported that the firefighters, T.J. Elliott, Will Griffin and Stephen Jackson, were hurt after falling 45 feet during a training exercise. After the crash, the county came under fire after officials uncovered the truck’s history of mechanical ...
2 DC firefighters reassigned for missing patient's gunshot wound
They were reassigned to duties away from patient care and will undergo additional training while an investigation is conducted
Firefighters pull man from car that crashed onto roof
Ariz. Senate OKs fire, police pension plan overhaul
New hires would be given a choice of opting for a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than a plan with a guaranteed pension
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