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A fire at a nightclub in Brazil has killed at least 230 people in an incident that harkens to the Station fire in Rhode Island back in 2003, which also similarly killed 100 people after fire broke out at a popular club. There appears to have only been one exit to [...]
We extend our condolences to Michael J. Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were killed yesterday as they responded to a blaze in Webster, NY. Please stay safe as you continue responding to calls, helping others in need, and often putting your lives at risk. Please listen to this Christmas eve broadcast from Orange County, CA, [...]
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20 years ago today, at 11:33am on November 20, 1992, a massive fire swept through Queen Elizabeth’s weekend home, Windsor Castle. The cause was determined to be a spotlight burning through a curtain on the first floor chapel of the northeast wing. After the alarm was called, castle workers formed [...]
Firefighter-EMT.com differentiates itself from other firefighter websites by 1) highlighting fire and emergency medical news from around the world and 2) examining common concepts and ideas that are useful for any emergency medical and firefighting community. Today’s photo of the day, taken by the Department of Photography highlights the role that firefighters play in being [...]
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Rescue workers carry a body from the rubbles of a building in the town center. The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 260 on Wednesday and aftershocks hampered the race to dig possible survivors out of the debris.
In a dramatic rescue operation on stretch of Highway 101 near Buellton, California, a mother and her two daughters were successfully extricated from their BMW when it was struck from behind by a truck and ended up dangling high over Nojoqui Creek on Highway 101. A team of Navy Seabees happened to be passing by [...]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head January 8 when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing six people and wounding 13 others. In the above still captured from TV, she is wheeled to awaiting ambulances.
Digging out survivors: Rescue workers sift through the debris of [...]
Photo by micu_paramedic. Selected with permission from the Firefighter-EMT.com photo contributor group.
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Firefighter-EMT.com salutes the firefighters, the EMTs, the first responders, and all those who laid their lives down 10 years ago in an effort to save others lives.
Hundreds of families have been left homeless after a wind-fueled wildfire swept through Central Texas. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed, and 5,000 residents evacuated, as the flames spread yesterday to cover more than 25,000 acres. Firefighters were last night hoping for a drop in the winds, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, so they [...]