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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 [...]
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Two firefighters are dead and two more injured after being shot while battling a blaze in upstate New York on Monday morning.
As first responders moved in to battle the blaze at 5.45 am at 191 Lake Road in Webster, New York, near Rochester, a gunman who spent [...]
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 [...]
The United States Agency for International Development activated their Fairfax County-based search and rescue team to aid in rescue efforts in Japan following an earthquake Thursday.
The team, composed of firefighters from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, received the call from USAID just after noon Friday, said Capt. Will Bailey, spokesman for the county agency. He [...]
I am unabashedly sending this to everyone I know. The news on the radio, Internet and TV may be difficult to listen to at times, but I hope you’ll take the time to read this. Japan is the 3rd most developed country in the world, and it’s struggling to deal with the massive earthquake [...]
Two Chicago firefighters were killed Wednesday morning and 14 others were hurt when a roof and wall collapsed while they were fighting a fire in an abandoned, one-story, brick former laundry building on East 75th Street.
The two firefighters were identified as Edward Stringer, a 12-year veteran, and Cory Ankum, a member of the department for [...]
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On Sunday, October 3, 2010 just before 7:00 AM, units of the San Jose Fire Department, including first due Engine 7 and Truck Company 30, responded to a police report of a major injury accident involving a single vehicle into multiple parked vehicles and a tree near the intersection of Park Avenue and Emory Street [...]
For the past 40 years, CPR has been composed of two things—rescue breaths and chest compressions—and this formula for cardiac survival can revive around 25 percent of patients without a pulse. However, emerging evidence suggests there may be a more effective protocol for resuscitation that can save even more lives, and it’s simpler than traditional [...]