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    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire

    110 Firefighters Respond to French Quarter Fire
    Investigators are looking into reports that a suspicious person was seen entering a for-sale historic property owned by Regions Bank on the Vieux Carre block that erupted in flame Thursday morning. The blaze gutted the interior of the building and damaged three buildings in total. Parts of the building fell onto Ursuline Street, presenting a major challenge to the responding firefighters ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four-Legged Friend Rescued from Snowy Storm Drain by Firefighters

    Four-Legged Friend Rescued from Snowy Storm Drain by Firefighters
    LAUREL, Md. - Members from the Prince George's County Technical Rescue Team rescued a dog that fell 25 feet into a snow-covered storm drain. Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the dog was rescued Tuesday afternoon at Clarke Avenue and Holly Street in Laurel. Brady says a snow plow had apparently dislodged a manhole cover. A Laurel resident nearly fell into ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues

    Civilians Jump from Windows to Escape Blaze; FIrefighter Make Dramatic Rescues
    BRONX - A fire ripped through a Bronx public housing project yesterday afternoon, forcing a woman to dangle a baby out of a fifth-story window while she waited for rescuers to arrive. The blaze broke out at around 2 pm inside a closet in an apartment in the Pelham Parkway Houses and quickly spread through the three-bedroom residence, sending victims to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Firefighters Help Revive Toddler Who Fell Into Pool

    Firefighters Help Revive Toddler Who Fell Into Pool
    STATEN ISLAND, NY - A 14-month-old boy was hospitalized on Saturday after falling into a backyard swimming pool at his family’s home on Staten Island, officials said. The boy, Vincent Fougere, somehow wound up underwater in the pool behind his house on Brehaut Avenue in Tottenville shortly after noon, the police said. It was not immediately clear how long the boy ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Baby Frozen After Surgery Complications Makes Miracle Recovery

    A baby who suffered complications following an intricate heart operation made a miraculous recovery after he was FROZEN for four days. Medics were astounded when 16-week-old Finley Burton pulled through after he was put on an external pacemaker and frozen to stop any shivering disturbing the device. They made the unusual decision to lower his body temperature to just 33.4C as ...
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    Firefighter Rescues Boy, 8, From Upstate NY Pond

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — A volunteer firefighter is being credited with saving the life of an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice on an upstate New York pond. Police say Joshua Baker broke through the ice Wednesday evening at a pond in Fort Edward, on the Hudson River 45 miles north of Albany. Authorities say assistant fire chief Benjamin ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Worker Swept Through Sewer Drain Found Alive

    RAYMORE, MO - A contract worker examining a Raymore sewer drain was swept through the 24-inch pipe this morning — then found alive about 90 minutes later after traveling more than a mile through the system. A city worker and firefighters heard the 27-year-old man scream for help, popped open a manhole and found him about 9:30 a.m., curled up in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti

    Joint FDNY-NYPD Efforts End In Rescue of Two Children in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - A New York rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of Haiti on Tuesday night. One week after the devastating earthquake threw Haiti into chaos, a joint NYPD-FDNY rescue team dragged two children alive from the debris of a two-story building in Port-au-Prince, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. The 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, believed to be ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    MD Firefighters Are A Pet's Best Friend

    MD Firefighters Are A Pet's Best Friend
    WASHINGTON - Three furry felines are alive and purring thanks to rescue efforts by firefighters in Prince George's County this week. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY - Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says "The rescue of pets and animals in unusual and compromising situations is based on the the level of difficulty and safety of firefighter rescuers." He adds ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home

    4 Sisters, Including Twins, Rescued from Burning Home
    [widget:news__wtop] HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Four sisters are in area hospitals after firefighters rescued them from a burning house. Twin 13-year-old girls are in very critical condition, acting Prince George's County Fire and EMS Chief Marc Bashoor tells WTOP. One was transported to Children's Hospital and the other to Prince George's Hospital Center. Another two girls -- ages 4 and 9 -- ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Family of Four Rescued from House Fire by Off-Duty Firefighter

    Family of Four Rescued from House Fire by Off-Duty Firefighter
    WARWICK, R.I. - - Four people sleeping inside their home escaped from their burning house on West Shore last night after an off-duty firefighter saw heavy smoke and alerted them. But in addition to putting out the fire, which started in the attic and eventually caused heavy damage there, firefighters had to retrieve the owner of the house who went back ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Injured Hiker Rescued from NH Mountain by 1800s Railway

    MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. — An injured New Jersey hiker has been rescued from the Northeast's highest peak via an old railway. New Hampshire state police contacted the Fish and Game department Monday evening about the hiker, on Gulf Side Trail on Mount Washington. Personnel from the Appalachian Mountain Club hiked down to examine him and determined he needed to be carried ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    GA Firefighters Rescue Toddler From Bank Vault

    GA Firefighters Rescue Toddler From Bank Vault
    CONYERS, GA - Firefighters worked ferociously for several hours last night to free a 14-month-old toddler who had wandered into Conyers, Ga., bank vault and became trapped. After pumping oxygen into the air-tight vault at the Wells Fargo bank in Conyers, rescue workers and a safe technician were able to reach the crying toddler, who was trapped for approximately four hours. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Firefighters Pluck Spaniel From Icy River

    Firefighters Pluck Spaniel From Icy River
    CAMBRIDGE - A 2-year-old springer spaniel is back with her owner today after falling into the icy Charles River and swimming in circles until she was rescued by Cambridge firefighters using a surfboard. Firefighters were dispatched to the area near Magazine Beach around 1:30 p.m. Monday, where the dog, Maggie, had left her owner’s side to chase geese, said the department’s ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]

    Oklahoma Flooding Leads to Dramatic Rescues [Photos]
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Record-busting rainfall in Oklahoma led to a day of dramatic rescues from swift floodwaters, but officials and residents acknowledged the outcome could have been far worse. No one had to be hospitalized Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There was just one unconfirmed report of a death, in Lawton on Monday night. Stranded motorists climbed ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    FF Risks Life, Saves Woman Stuck in Live Wires

    FF Risks Life, Saves Woman Stuck in Live Wires
    FORT ERIE - A woman is trapped inside a crashed, burning car energized by fallen hydro wires. Every time she touches the car's frame to get out, she gets shocked by the wires' electrical power vibrating through the vehicle. That is the scene volunteer firefighter Captain Robert Puttick arrived to Saturday. Off-duty during the 9:30 p.m. crash, Puttick said when he ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4

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