Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Man Must Apologize to Pa. Firefighters, Donate $1,000

    Three Willow Grove firefighters went into flood waters after Donald Pierce drove his minivan around three sets of barricades on Sept. 8, 2011 during Tropical Storm Lee.

    News • April 27th, 2012

  • Md. Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped in Machine

    Prince George's firefighters and paramedics rescued a worker trapped in a large piece of machinery.

    News • April 18th, 2012

  • Calif. Firefighters Rescue Man Buried Digging for Gold

    The Kern County Fire Department received a call for a man who had become entrapped in an open pit while mining for gold near the Duisenberg Mining Camp.

    News • April 10th, 2012

  • FDNY Firefighter Biking to Work Rescues Woman

    Firefighter Randy Regan swam about 30 to 40 feet in the 48-degree water.

    News • March 21st, 2012

  • Oregon Firefighters Rescue Two Following Fatal Wreck

    Firefighters used low angle rope rescue techniques to hoist two crash victims after extricating them from a wreck that left two other passengers dead in Northeast Portland Monday afternoon.

    News • March 13th, 2012

  • Calif. Crews Rescue Worker Trapped in Trash Truck

    Firefighters were able to disconnect a pneumatic line, which released the force being applied by the metal grate

    News • March 9th, 2012

  • New Mexico Crews Try to Reach Child's Body in Hole

    Crews are trying to reach a child's body, believed to be that of a missing 4-year boy, discovered wedged into a deep and narrow hole in the backyard of a southern New Mexico home.

    News • March 5th, 2012

  • Md. Crews Rescue Worker From Underground Tank

    A man working in a 10-thousand gallon underground tank who became injured and couldn't get out of the tank had to be rescued.

    News • January 18th, 2012

  • Fla. Firefighter Cuts Off Tip of Finger During Extrication

    Instead of walking away, Minneola Firefighter Robert Seigworth finished the cut, allowing colleagues to remove the passengers from the car.

    News • January 17th, 2012

  • Oregon Firefighters Lift Car Off of Trapped Man

    The Portland firefighters made the decision after a paramedic determined the man was gravely injured.

    News • January 5th, 2012

  • Calif. Crews Free Man Trapped in Hollow Tree

    Orange County firefighters extricated a man from a hollow trunk of a tree Tuesday morning after deputies heard his screams for help, according to The Register.Crews responded after the man was found trapped in the tree around 10:30 a.m. at Los Alisos...

    News • October 26th, 2011

  • Colo. Firefighters Rescue Teen From Mineshaft

    GOLDEN, Colo. -- A teenager stuck in a mineshaft just north of Golden prompted in a rescue operation Monday evening to free the boy. The 17-year-old had no apparent injuries after being trapped in the mine for 2½ hours. The saga began when...

    News • October 25th, 2011

  • Man Rescued by Vegas Firefighters Improves

    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.

    News • October 20th, 2011

  • Calif. Crews Save Base-Jumper in Daring Rescue

    AUBURN, Calif. -- Placer County crews made a daring rescue when a base-jumper got caught in a tree after taking a late-night leap from California's tallest bridge. The jumper's parachute caught on a tree, and he found himself hanging 60 feet...

    News • October 14th, 2011

  • Fumes at Calif. Recycling Plant Kill 1, Injure 2

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Three workers at Community Recycle and Resource Recovery Inc. were rushed to a hospital after being overcome by toxic fumes and one of them has died. Kern County Fire Department Public Information Officer Sean Collins...

    News • October 14th, 2011