Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Wash. Firefighters Rescue Longshoreman

    LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Longview firefighters rescued a longshoreman after falling about 40 feet onto the deck of a cargo ship. It happened Sunday morning on board the TCP Gisaborne when the worker fell off a large stack of...

    News • October 19th, 2010

  • N.H. Rescue Crews Assist 29 Lost Hikers

    GILFORD, N.H. -- It was a long cold day for 29 hikers lost on Mount Belknap in Gilford on Saturday. The members of the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston called for help at about 4:45 p.m. from the Blue...

    News • October 18th, 2010

  • Fla. Firefighters Rescue 3 From Armored Truck

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police closed the Main Street bridge for hours after an armored truck crash injured two security workers. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue department crews responded at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a Brink's armored truck...

    News • October 18th, 2010

  • FFs in Wash. Board Diverted Plane To Check Odor

    SEATAC, Wash. -- An international flight from South Korea to Dallas was diverted to Seatac Airport early Saturday morning when crews detected a burning smell onboard, Seatac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. Korean...

    News • October 18th, 2010

  • Two Hurt When Car Smashes Ore. Restaurant

    Portland, Ore. -- Paramedics rushed two Portland men to area hospitals Friday afternoon after the men were hurt when a car smashed into a restaurant, police said. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of NW 23rd Avenue and...

    News • October 16th, 2010

  • Ga. Firefighters Rescue Marine Stuck in Tree

    ROME, Ga. -- A United States Marine was rescued after his parachute got stuck in a tree during a training exercise, according to the Rome Fire Department. Marines were training at Berry College in Rome, a Berry College spokesman said. The...

    News • October 15th, 2010

  • Acidic Chemical Cloud Empties Conn. Apartments

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A Middletown apartment complex was evacuated and three maintenance workers sent to the hospital after a container filled with an acidic chemical was found Thursday afternoon. Officials said three...

    News • October 15th, 2010

  • Calif. Crews Rescue Woman After Fall Off Cliff

    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- A Riverside County woman is being treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after she fell down a cliff Tuesday night in Carlsbad. The incident was reported around 8:55 p.m. at Cerezo Drive off...

    News • October 14th, 2010

  • Mo. FF Thought Sewer Rescue Would Be Recovery

    The firefighter who found the injured worker said that after two hours of searching for the man he thought he would be recovering a body instead of finding the man alive.

    News • October 13th, 2010

  • Fla. Deputies Honored for Rescuing Woman, Kids

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Several Orange County sheriff's deputies were honored Tuesday after rescuing a woman and two children from a balcony during an apartment fire in August. On Thursday Aug. 26, seven deputies responded to...

    News • October 13th, 2010

  • One Person Burned in Ohio FedEx Terminal Fire

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- One person was injured in a fire at the FedEx terminal in West Chester. The fire was reported Tuesday about 4 a.m. at the FedEx facility on Centre Park Drive. "There's something on there that is combustible that keeps...

    News • October 13th, 2010

  • Mo. Crews Rescue Worker Swept Away in Sewer

    RAYMORE, Mo. -- A worker who was swept away in a manhole in Raymore was found alive after an extensive and intense search on Tuesday morning.

    News • October 12th, 2010

  • Boy, 4, Rescued After Fall Down Conn. Well

    NAUGATUCK, Conn. -- A 4-year-old boy was rescued after falling down a well in Naugatuck, fire officials said. Naugatuck fire officials said the child fell into a well on Spring Street and said the boy's parents were able...

    News • October 12th, 2010

  • Off-Duty Fla. Cop Pulls Man From Burning Wreck

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County deputy went above and beyond the call of duty early Saturday morning when he pulled a driver from the fiery wreckage of a crash in St. Augustine. "This man was one or two or...

    News • October 10th, 2010

  • Fla. Firefighter on Last Day of Work Saves 2 Kids

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- In an ironic twist, a firefighter headed to work for the last time Saturday morning helped save two teenagers from their burning home. Orange County Fire Rescue Captain Larry Stone was driving along State Road 408 near...

    News • October 9th, 2010