A firefighter with the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department spotted a fire under an SUV in a lot a a Harford County hotel on his way to work. He pulled the occupant from the vehicle before it burst into flames and damaged seven other vehicles.
While tying her shoes, and about to leave for school (on time), Alysia Lloyd saw her grandmother, Margaret Lloyd, holding her throat and in obvious distress. Margaret was choking on her peanut butter breakfast bagel.
Four trucks and about 26 firefighters responded from the Monmouth's fire department. They were able to knock down the fire in less than half an hour, he said, but firefighters stayed for another two hours to put out the hot spots.
Oakland firefighters were giving Santa a ride in a fire truck to help deliver toys and meals to needy families when they got a call to a house fire. Santa had to change vehicles to let the firefighters go work.
Customs in Mexico rejected 20 sets of used firefighter gear because they were classified as 'used clothing' and the country does allow importation of those items. The Burlington-based sender will try again calling them equipment.
Luzerne County dispatchers sent an ambulance to the wrong town for a man suffering a heart attack early Thanksgiving morning who later died. The same dispatch center sent fire crews to the wrong address fore a house fire that killed a woman.
A suspected carbon monoxide leak during a junior hockey game at a Wisconsin ice rink sent dozens of people to hospitals, and the arena said Sunday that it will investigate whether an ice resurfacing machine may have been the source of the deadly gas.
“Be 911: Teens Take Heart” is the first of its kind in New York City, teaching high school students compressions-only CPR – a necessary skill in saving the life of someone suffering from a cardiac arrest.