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  • Las Vegas Rescuer: High-Risk Rescue 'Fun'

    Posted: July 27th, 2012

    As Ray Spigner dangled over the side of the Vdara Hotel, he says he had no worries because he trusted in his equipment, team and training.

  • Laundry Room Fire Damages Northwest Las Vegas Home

    Posted: February 29th, 2012

    A fire in a northwest Las Vegas home on the morning of February 24 caused $75,000 damage.  Fire investigators determined the fire started in the laundry room of the home, it is believed to be accidental. Two teens on a second floor balcony were rescued by firefighters because their escape route was cut off by dense smoke. A pet dog died in the fire. Firefighters responded to 9013 Zinkmist Court (Fort Apache/Iron Mountain) at 1:06 a.m. Friday.  Occupants told 9-1-1 operators that their...

  • Firewire 2/12

    Posted: February 1st, 2012

    Pawtucket, RI – Dec. 1, 2011: One woman was displaced by a kitchen fire in her duplex. She was the mother of a Massachusetts National Guardsman who sustained fatal injuries in Afghanistan earlier in the year. Ocala, FL – Dec. 7: Firefighters responded to a morning fire inside a vacant wood-frame dwelling that caused significant damage...

  • Community Service: Creating Public Access to Defibrillation Programs

    Posted: January 30th, 2012

    Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The survival rate for witnessed, out-of-hospital, sudden cardiac arrest is approximately 5 percent in most communities. But in communities with public access defibrillation (PAD) programs, the survival rate can rise to well above 50 percent. In August 2007, Joe...

  • Man Rescued by Vegas Firefighters Improves

    Posted: October 20th, 2011

    The condition of a man that was rescued from his northwest Las Vegas home after it caught fire late Monday night has greatly improved.  He talked with fire officials today and hinted that he hopes to be going home soon.