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So many communities and sleepy villages across America rely on their local volunteer fire departments for first responding. It is a critical service that saves lives, and a lot of pain in the world. In my case, the Fort Morgan … Continue reading
By Greg Botelho, CNN October 13, 2010 3:40 p.m. EDT …Copiapo, which could have been the site of mass mourning had the miners’ rescue effort gone awry, instead became home to a patriotic festival. The strong national pride was omnipresent: … Continue reading
As reported by SETH SLABAUGH, September 9, 2010, in thestarpress.com MUNCIE, INDIANA — The heroic confined-space rescue efforts of Liberty Township volunteer firefighters on May 26 has landed them in hot water. State officials say the volunteers violated occupational safety … Continue reading
Tom Vines, rescue author, shares this incredible report posted on FireFighter Nation. Firefighters often arrive at the scene of a rescue only to find that the situation is completely different from what the 911 call reported. This was the case … Continue reading
When real-life disasters strike, your rescue skills are put to the test. Stories and photos of successful rope rescues (as well as lessons learned) can be extremely valuable to other rescuers. Share your story with us! If it’s selected for … Continue reading