Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Plane Catches Fire in Fla., Passengers Evacuated

    SANFORD, Fla. -- Almost 150 people had to evacuate a jet that caught fire at Orlando-Sanford International Airport on Friday morning. The problems started just after the plane pushed off from the gate and headed to the runway with 142...

    News • October 9th, 2010

  • Fla. Crews Pull Two Workers From Water Tower

    Tactical rescue teams have pulled two injured workers from inside the Hollywood Water Tower.

    News • October 8th, 2010

  • Fla. FFs Disassemble Truck To Rescue Kitten

    -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rescue crews and mechanics in West Palm Beach worked to free a kitten trapped in a truck Thursday afternoon. The truck was parked in a parking lot on Okeechobee Boulevard near...

    News • October 8th, 2010

  • Another Fire Erupts at Florida Tire Facility

    -- PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- For the second time in a little more than a month, a Port St. Lucie tire recycling facility has caught fire. The St. Lucie County Fire District was called to a fire at Liberty Tire Recycling on Wednesday...

    News • October 7th, 2010

  • Florida Firefighters Help Rid Bees From Jet

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crew was called to get rid of a swarm of bees that were nesting on a jet at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday. Mike Jachles, of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, said a...

    News • October 7th, 2010

  • Wis. Boy, 9, Rescued from Vending Machine

    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -- A 9-year-old boy was rescued on Saturday morning after climbing into a claw-crane vending machine at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie. Firefighters said that somehow the boy crawled through the...

    News • October 4th, 2010

  • Disaster Evacuation Planning Urged in Advance

    DALLAS, TEXAS -- The concept of disaster evacuation is pretty simple -- move a group of people, large or small, out of harm's way and take care of them. However, although the concept may be simple, the logistics of the process require planning of even the...

    News • September 30th, 2010

  • Sinkhole Delays Response to Fatal Ga. Fire

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A 44-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire in Norcross, according to the Gwinnett Fire Department. The fire broke out at Barrington Hills apartments on Chelsea Park Lane, Gwinnett Fire...

    News • September 27th, 2010

  • Ky. Animal Control Officer Rescues 13 Pets

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Residents of an Independence apartment complex call one of their neighbors a hero, even though she wants nothing to do with the title. Amy Leslie, an animal control officer who also happens to be four...

    News • September 24th, 2010

  • Ky. Firefighters Summoned to Building Collapse

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Police and emergency crews were at the scene of a building collapse in Butchertown. The collapse was reported about 4 p.m. at Story Avenue and Webster Street...

    News • September 23rd, 2010

  • Newborn, 3 Hours Old, Dropped Off at Fla. Station

    PAHOKEE, Fla. -- A newborn is getting a second shot at life, and he's not even 24 hours old. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the mother, 21, dropped the boy off Monday night at Pahokee Fire Station #72. The woman told...

    News • September 22nd, 2010

  • Parents Jump From Iowa House Fire, Boy, 7, Dies

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Council Bluffs firefighters confirmed that a 7-year-old boy died in an house fire early Monday morning. Crews were called to 705 Hillcrest Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

    News • September 21st, 2010

  • Hawaii Firefighters Rescue Hang-Glider Pilot

    MAKAPUU, Hawaii -- A fire rescue crew airlifted an injured hang glider pilot off the mountain near Makapuu this afternoon. A Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said paragliders hiking to their launch site on the Kalama Valley side of the ridge...

    News • September 21st, 2010

  • Children Thrown From Burning N.C. House

    GASTONIA, N.C. -- A neighbor said she saw children being thrown out of the windows of a burning house in Gastonia, where at least one person died and five others were hurt Thursday evening. Two victims were flown to a burn center. Three...

    News • September 17th, 2010

  • Phoenix Police Rescue Child From Burning Home

    PHOENIX -- Police officers rescued a child from a burning home at 47th Avenue and Osborn Road. Four officers -- Jamie Corrales, Matt Deal, James Clark and Michelle Masino -- were a couple of blocks away from the house when...

    News • September 17th, 2010