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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 6 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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Atlantic City FF Honored 42 Years Later for Life-Saving Rescue

    Atlantic City FF Honored 42 Years Later for Life-Saving Rescue
    ATLANTIC CITY — No one ever denied that Leo Hinton was a hero. But on June 25, nearly four decades after his death, he finally received the recognition so many insisted he deserved. Forty-two years ago, the off-duty firefighter walked into a blaze at a hotel in Atlantic City. Dressed in civilian clothes and armed only with a fire extinguisher, he ...
    Published over 6 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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: -7
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    FF Saves Man's Life On Aniversary of Fallen Comrades

    QUEENS, NY - For ladder 163 in Woodside, Queens, the third weekend in June is always laden with emotion and remembrance as the fire company pays tribute to three firefighters killed in a blaze on Father's Day, 2001. This year, the memory of the dead was honored in the most fitting way: Ladder 163 Firefighter Thomas Adams rescued a man from ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    FF's Donation Helped Save Life of U.S. Family Man

    FF's Donation Helped Save Life of U.S. Family Man
    SOUTH WALES, UK - A firefighter who donated his bone marrow to a total stranger has received transatlantic news that he helped save the life of a US family man. Jeff Samuel underwent one and a half hours of surgery to harvest bone marrow from his pelvis and had to take a week’s leave from his job as watch manager at ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Firefighters Honored for Heroism and Valor

    Firefighters Honored for Heroism and Valor
    WEST ORANGE, NJ — Richard Brattole, a Clark firefighter, and Steven Moncur, a Linden fire captain, live a few houses away from each other on School Street in Clark. Both were both off-duty last Dec. 28, relaxing in their homes with their families, when neighbors told them that a house on their block was on fire and a 74-year-old woman was ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Burning Desire to Serve

    A Burning Desire to Serve
    COLLINSVILLE, MO - Collinsville Assistant Fire Chief John Nichols will hang up his fire helmet after 33 years on the job in March. Not only will it be his last day on the job, it will be the first time in about 100 years that a Nichols family member will not be working for the department. His father, Alvin Nichols, served ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1