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Video Shows Man With Blade to Baby’s Throat, Building Ablaze

A California man has been charged with attempted murder, arson, endangering a child, and other crimes.

California Officials Laud Firefighting Plan for Battling Blazes

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Dallas Swift-Water Crews Credited With Saving 21 Texans, 10 Dogs

Heavy rains and flash flooding plagued the North Texas city this week.

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Rum Creek Blaze Claims Life of Beloved Oregon Firefighter

Logan Taylor died in the hospital where he'd been born 25 years earlier.

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How Rescuers Saved a Hunter Who Drove His ATV Over a 10-Story Cliff

It all played out in the black of night, on treacherous terrain high above the forest floor.

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Requiem for a Hero Hotshot, Killed Fighting the Big Swamp Fire

An expert with the chain saw, Hotshot Collin Hagan was 27.

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A Texas-Sized Effort To Save a Huge Belgian Draft Horse

The 22-year-old Bella needed all the help she could get.

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On the Front Lines of the McKinney Fire: Battling a Breeze-Blown Blaze

Wind is one of the deadliest weapons Mother Nature can hurl at firefighters battling a wildland conflagration.

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Firefighters Battle Hoover Dam Blaze

The black plume of smoke pealing from the Hoover Dam looked dramatic, but federal officials said the minor fire wasn’t that big of a deal.

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Drowning in Corn Kernels: Inside Sleepy Eye Fire’s Grueling Grain Bin Rescue

When emergency dispatchers told Minnesota’s Sleepy Eye Fire Department that a man was drowning in co...

Did Oregon First Responders Help Recover a Shipwrecked Spanish Galleon?

One-Eyed Willy’s treasure wasn’t found, but Oregon archeologists on June 17 recovered timber they su...

How Firefighters Saved a Florida Man Pinned to Mighty Oak

When firefighters arrived at the Longwood house on June 20, they found a Florida man pinned by a lar...

Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter, Marine Veteran, Celebrated as Hero

Fallen Philadelphia firefighter and US Marine Corps veteran Lt. Sean Williamson is being remembered as a hero who was always faithful to his nation, his beloved city, and his company, Ladder 18.

That Time San Francisco Firefighters Had To Rescue the Pole Dancers

It’s not every day that San Francisco’s firefighters are called to rescue pole dancers, but it’s als...

How Firefighters Battled a Fire Caused by a Damaged Lithium-Ion Tesla Battery

When Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Capt. Daniel Hoy arrived at the California scrapyard on June 9, the battery compartment inside the battered Tesla Model S wouldn’t stop cooking off.

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A Wildfire Explainer: 6 terms to understand, from red flag warning to 100% containment

A wildfire fueled by dry, windy conditions forced hundreds of people to evacuate homes in Arizona in...

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Firefighters Rush to Rescue Dog Trapped in Convertible Filling with Canal Water

The volunteer firefighters thought the woman might be drunk, but she was screaming she’d left her do...

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Tears and Thanks for a Kandiyohi County Firefighter Crushed to Death in Storm

As storms swept across Minnesota’s Kandiyohi County on May 12, Blomkest Fire Department Chief Matthe...

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Lawsuit: Convicted NY Fire Official Sexually Harassed, Stalked Female Volunteer

A New York village’s leaders conspired to protect a senior firefighter who stalked and sexually hara...

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Detroit ‘Grifter’ Going to Prison for Stealing from Firefighters Union

Verdine Day, the Detroit Fire Department’s “Woman of the Year” in 2019, will spend the next year beh...

2 Men Roll Over Embankment, Portland Firefighters Rush To Rescue Them

Oregon first responders still aren’t exactly sure how two men fell nearly three stories off Portland...

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Watch This Heroic New York Rescue of Woman Drowning in SUV

When New York State Police troopers and Evans Mills Fire Department personnel arrived at the crash n...

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Hero Firefighter Drowns Trying to Save 2 Trapped in Car in River

A hero firefighter drowned trying to save the life of a child and the mother who was trying to kill her by driving her car into a West Virginia waterway. Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department Station No.

Rescuers Find Florida Man Chin-Deep in Cold Quicksand, and Sinking

When the emergency responders found him, the 59-year-old Florida man was chin-deep in cold water, tw...

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A Louisville Fire Station in Mourning, Blessed With a Beautiful Gift of Life

Reeling from the sudden death of a fellow firefighter, on Thursday Louisville’s Engine Company 22 an...

New York City Fire Department Mourns Canarsie Hero Killed in Collapse

During the Friday, April 29, funeral service at the Church of St. Francis de Sales in Queens, New Yo...

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Woman Rescued After Lowering Herself — Then Falling — Into Vault Toilet

It’s not every day that the Brinnon Fire Department and Quilcene Fire Rescue get an emergency call f...

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How New Jersey Firefighters Saved 6 Teenagers Trapped in Trampoline Park Elevator

It’s still sort of a mystery how six New Jersey teenagers fresh from the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Par...

Mountain Miracle: Eagle-Eyed California Rescuers Save 2 Who Plunged Down Cliff

Thanks to a crew of eagle-eyed California firefighters, a man and his 11-year-old son were rescued a...

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How To Kick Down a Door, and How Not To, According to a Firefighter

The ability to kick down a door is one all good Americans should have. An act typically performed by...

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Volunteer Fire Chief Succumbs to Burns 22 Days After Battling Alabama Blaze

The first call Ward Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Dexter Reeves saw on March 3 was to dispat...

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Tinseltown Rescue: Scooby, a Raging River, Los Angeles Firefighters, Gilligan’s Island

It’s Tinseltown, so of course, Los Angeles firefighters ran a daring Monday, March 28, rescue to sav...

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End of Watch: 5 Firefighters Killed Nationwide Over Past Week

Over the past week, a wildfire consumed a missing Oklahoma firefighter; two personnel collapsed in t...

Tragic Station House Accident, Heart Attack Kill 2 Firefighters

Authorities blamed a heart attack and a two-story tumble for the deaths of firefighters in North Car...

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LED Study: To Protect First Responders, Brighter Isn’t Better

When it comes to protecting first responders at accident scenes nationwide, brighter isn’t better. A...

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Three Decades Apart in Age, Two Firefighters United in Death

More than three decades of life lived separated the two firefighters, but both died from medical mal...

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Same Day, Different Coasts: Heart Attacks Kill 2 Firefighters

Authorities in California and North Carolina blame stress and overexertion for the heart attacks that killed two senior firefighters on Feb. 9.

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Firefighter Made Sure Beer Flowed to Rodeo Mourners After Burning Barn Killed Him

A burning barn exploded in Oregon, killing a volunteer firefighter who’d already insisted his funera...

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Grudge Against His Department and Local Cops Lands Firefighter in Court

A retired Rhode Island firefighter with a grudge against his old department and local cops faces fed...

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Fire Captain Gunned Down in California, Assistant Chief Dead in New York

A fire captain was gunned down in California. An apparent heart attack killed an assistant chief while he battled a suspected arson fire in New York.

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In Wake of Tragedy, Outside Departments Rush To Aid Baltimore Firefighters

Washington DC’s firefighters will cover the shifts of Baltimore personnel mourning the deaths of thr...

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