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    Flood-Engulfed Victim: Firefighter Saved My Life

    Flood-Engulfed Victim: Firefighter Saved My Life
    SOMERVILLE, MA - An off-duty Somerville firefighter braved a raging flash flood to pull a woman off the roof of her floating car and drag her to safety as a pounding rainstorm hit the Boston area yesterday afternoon. “He saved my life,” said Christine Broderick, 45, of Somerville, who wore a soaked “I’m Purrfect” T-shirt with a picture of a cat. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond

    Firefighter, Police Officer Honored as Heroes After Saving Couple from Pond
    WESTMONT, IL - A Westmont police officer and firefighter scoffed at being called heroes Tuesday despite diving into a frigid retention pond to save an elderly couple whose car plunged into the water. "I didn't think about what I was doing; I just did it," Officer Jennifer Muska said. "In a situation like that your adrenaline kicks in." Added firefighter Brendan ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Off-Duty Fireman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A fire official says an off-duty firefighter pulled over Tuesday when he spotted a Puyallup house fire and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman inside. Central Pierce Fire Assistant Chief Randy Stephens tells The News Tribune that the unidentified woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but was otherwise unhurt. Stephens says the Graham, Wash., firefighter was driving by after picking his ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hero Firefighter Enters His Third Tour in Iraq

    Hero Firefighter Enters His Third Tour in Iraq
    LONG BEACH - David Kean had already chosen an adventurous, life-saving career. So what could have motivated the Long Beach firefighter to join an even more unpredictable career more than 20 years ago? "When I first became a firefighter, pretty much everybody at that station with me, with the exception of one guy, had been Vietnam vets," Kean said. "They talked ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life

    Paramedic Makes DIY Incubator to Save Preemie's Life
    UNITED KINGDOM - Newborn Sophie Thomlinson weighed 1lb 15oz and desperately needed to go into an incubator to survive but the equipment is too bulky to be kept in his ambulance. With time running out, Rob helped stabilize the premature child by wrapping her in a yellow clinical waste bag normally used for binning hazardous medical supplies. The paramedic then cocooned ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time

    Firefighter Suffering Third-Degree Burns Leaves Hospital for the First Time
    SACRAMENTO — Fifty-three days after being pulled from a burning home, Modesto fire engineer James Adams walked triumphantly Tuesday through the doors of the University of California Medical Center. He raised his bandaged hands and smiled broadly while greeting many of the 80 or so who came to welcome him back to the outside world. Adams' life was in peril just ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Surviving the Flames; Two Heroes Tell their Tale

    Surviving the Flames; Two Heroes Tell their Tale
    MODESTO - After 24 years of fighting fires, Jim Adams had become an expert with the hook. So on New Year's night, with fire raging in the garage of a home on Modesto's Coston Avenue, the 46-year-old Modesto fire engineer climbed onto the roof and began prodding away. He used the rakelike tool to confirm structural stability, looking for the best ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack

    7-Year-Old Dials 9-1-1, Saves Family from Attack
    NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who called 911 from a locked bathroom while armed robbers threatened his parents hugged and high-fived on Wednesday the sheriff's dispatcher who took his call. The boy, identified only as Carlos, told reporters at a news conference that he remained calm during the ordeal because his mother used to make him practice dialing 911 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene

    Medical Responder Killed in Ambulance Crash En Route to Scene
    SAN DIEGO — Hours before he was fatally struck by a car while setting up flares around a highway traffic accident, emergency medical technician Esteban Bahena made this post to his Facebook account: “Just transported a patient coming off a jet plane. Love my job.” Bahena, 24, died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday after getting hit on state Route 163 south of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -7
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    Three FFs Continue to Serve After Surviving Natural Gas Bomb

    Three FFs Continue to Serve After Surviving Natural Gas Bomb
    COLUMBUS, OH - The construction worker who showed up at the Hilltop fire station was nonchalant. He thought an underground gas pipe had been punctured on W. Broad Street and asked firefighters to take a look. Firefighters respond to gas leaks every day, and most don't amount to much. But this one, less than a block from Fire Station 17, was ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Firefighter Sworn In From Hospital Bed After Crash

    Firefighter Sworn In From Hospital Bed After Crash
    AMITYVILLE, NY - William End wanted to become a firefighter because of friendship. Sunday he got his wish -- but the swearing-in took place in a hospital bed where he lay recovering from a crash that killed one of his good friends in the department. End barely had the strength to lift his new Amityville Fire Department badge, and he choked ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Aussie Firefighters Run Across US in 9/11 Tribute

    Aussie Firefighters Run Across US in 9/11 Tribute
    WASHINGTON - A group of sweaty and red-faced runners from Australia and the U.S. arrived on foot at a D.C. fire station Tuesday afternoon as part of a 4,600 mile cross-country journey. The 36 emergency responders are running cross country to honor firefighters, police and EMT's who died in the terror attacks of September 11th. They began their run in Santa ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash

    Boy, 12, Rescues Three Toddlers in Fatal Crash
    NEW HARMONY, UT - Twelve-year-old Cory Arnett was on a midday drive Monday with a neighbor and three preschoolers when he started feeling nervous about how fast they were traveling on the poorly maintained dirt canyon road. Beth Donnelly, 23, was driving the 2003 Ford Explorer on Pace Canyon Road. In the backseat were her 2-year-old daughter, Berlin, another 2-year-old girl ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage

    CT Firefighter Finds Late Dad in WWII Footage
    NEW HAVEN — With due deference to rank, city Firefighter Rick Conte believed his deputy chief and longtime friend was crazy. After all, the odds of actually seeing 65-year-old video footage of Conte’s late father, a U.S. Army MP, during a TV documentary on World War II was about one in 8 million, the number of Army soldiers who served in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday

    Longtime Firefighter Honored on 104th Birthday
    GOSHEN — Glen Arden's oldest resident, S. Delvalle Goldsmith, was honored recently with a surprise 104th birthday party that included a dozen members of the Patterson Fire Department, where Del served as department chaplain and fire policeman for 50 years. Arrangements for the party were made by Lt. John Bodor, under whom Del served while with the department. Along with many ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat

    A Firefighter's Determination Can't Be Beat
    HOUSTON - One year ago, a Cy-Fair volunteer firefighter's life was changed forever. Thomas Shuster lost both of his legs at the hands of a suspected drunken driver. And now, he's telling us about the journey he's taken the past year and his hope for the future. Success comes in the small victories for Shuster. "I've realized that my life changed ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    FF's Son Wins Fight to Get Dad's Name on Monument

    FF's Son Wins Fight to Get Dad's Name on Monument
    POUGHKEEPSIE - More than 60 years after his father died of a heart attack after fighting two fires in the City of Poughkeepsie, a former city man has persuaded state authorities to include his dad's name on a monument honoring firefighters who died in the line of duty. "I'm just thrilled with the news," said Jake Miller, who now lives in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Homeless Veteran Who Saved Five in Fire Given a Heroes Burial

    Homeless Veteran Who Saved Five in Fire Given a Heroes Burial
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Ray Vivier had been an adventurer, a Marine veteran who explored the country from South Carolina to Alaska, the father of five children. The 61-year-old also was a man starting to get his life back together after living for years in a shanty beneath a Cleveland bridge. He had struggled with alcoholism, but by November he had a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life

    Student EMT Tried Desperately to Save Classmate's Life
    BOSTON - A quick-thinking student EMT who tried to save a Bolton high school senior who died Monday after collapsing at track practice said yesterday he struggled mightily to rescue his friend. “I did what I needed to do,” Brad Lewis, a Nashoba Regional High School student EMT, told reporters. “I wasn’t treating symptoms, I was treating my friend. It was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51

    9/11 Responder Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 51
    NEW YORK - Roy Chelsen, a heroic 9/11 first responder, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. On 9/11, Chelsen, of Engine 28 in Manhattan, rushed a group of firefighters out of the World Trade Center's north tower moments before it collapsed, saving their lives. Then he stayed on at Ground Zero, spending weeks digging through the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -3

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