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Four Firefighters Rescued (Documentary, A Year Later)

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On January 30th of 2014, Greensboro Fire Department, NC responded to a working car fire at a auto repair shop. While the crew of Engine 11 were getting dressed in their PPE, they were notified the car was inside of the shop currently on fire. As crews were working to extinguish the fire, the unthinkable […]

Search and Rescue Units for the USMC to End

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Budget cuts are pushing Marine aviators out of the search and rescue business. After 56 years of picking up downed aviators and assisting people in emergencies, the Marine Corps is cutting two search and rescue aviation units. By the end of October, the SAR unit at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, will be disbanded. […]

Firefighter’s Life saved by the Last Chance Rescue Filter

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The incident occurred on October 8th 2013 with the LA City Fire Department. A Firefighter became trapped when the second floor he was on collapsed to the first floor. The firefighter became trapped under fallen debris. When the firefighter ran out of air he was forced to use his Last Chance Rescue Filter. After putting […]

Confined Space Training On USS North Carolina

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It is that time of year again to sigh up for a rare opportunity to train on the most decorated Battleship in all of World War II, the USS North Carolina located in beautiful Wilmington North Carolina. While taking this program you will get a chance to put your skills to the test and have […]

Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?

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First off let me start off by apologizing if this blog offends anyone. If you feel like you are easily offended , please do not read. Other than that, you have been warned. I decided to write this post in response to a Facebook post I saw just moments ago (I plan to keep this […]

The Creation of a Firefighter

When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “Your doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said “Have you read the specification on this person? Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending […]

Out of Air Emergency (Last Chance Rescue Filter)

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You are in a dark, heat, smoke filled room, and you are taking your last breath. You think to yourself now what?. Your mind quickly goes to a check list of things to do. During this check list, your family comes to mind. Is this it? I’m never going to see them again. The nervousness […]

2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue Announced

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ASHEVILLE, NC. April 3, 2011—The Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund Awards Committee is proud to announce the 2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue, which recognize excellence in the field of flood and swiftwater rescue. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7:30 PM, at the annual […]

Harness Induced Pathology

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Harness Induced Pathology is a silent killer in High Angle Rope Rescue, it can also be known as Harness hanging syndrome, Suspension Trauma, Suspension Induced Shock, and Etc. Whatever the title may be, it still poses a problem for rescuers and patients.