Rescue Service

From rescue dog to Essex Fire Department lifeguard

A RESCUE dog is about to return the favor as proud trainers say he is one of their best students in training to be a search and rescue dog. It’s been a tough road for Bailey – a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever. The big-hearted dog was taken in by the Dog’s Trust after it was found stray, with some describing ...

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Belfast Harbor area fire treated as accident

A fire that burned for four days in the Belfast Port area has been extinguished. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said on Friday that the fire at the East Twin Road Scrap Metal Recycling Center in Belfast had been brought under control. He said on Twitter that the blaze allegedly started accidentally and that firefighters worked “tirelessly” to ...

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Christmas Day Rescue Successfully Ends in Uinta Mountains

Summit County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office responded on Christmas Eve to a report of a snowmobiler missing in the Thousand Peaks area above Weber Canyon. Search and rescue located the man on Christmas morning in the Moffat Basin. Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said the snowmobiler was separated from his party and spent the night in ...

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An avalanche closes Highway 89; I-80, Highway 50 remains closed; Search for missing Northstar skier – CBS San Francisco

TRUCKEE (CBS SF) – An intense winter storm front, causing strong winds and white blizzard conditions, continued to pound the Lake Tahoe area early Monday, triggering an avalanche that closed Highway 89 near Tahoe City and hampering the search for a missing Northstar skier. Palisades Tahoe Mountain Operations reported the avalanche – on Hwy 89 between Tahoe City and River ...

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Pledge to bail out residents affected by Christmas Day flooding

The government has pledged to bail out residents, homeowners and businesses in the southeastern part of the country affected by flash floods on Christmas Day. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s pledge comes as a town in Co Wexford suffered the worst flooding in 62 years as torrential rains hit the area. A multi-agency response kicked into action in Bridgetown, County Wexford, ...

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Exeter man arrested after scaffolding rescue in city center

A man has been arrested on suspicion of numerous offenses after he got stranded on scaffolding in Exeter. Emergency services were called to Fore Street at around 8 p.m. with concerns for a man’s well-being. As reported by DevonLive, the area was cordoned off and firefighters used an aerial ladder to help lower the man. Devon and Somerset Fire and ...

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Reading fire: Researchers warn families of two missing they are unlikely to be found by Christmas

The families of two people missing following a deadly fire in Reading have been warned by investigators that they are unlikely to be found before Christmas. Emergency services looking for the couple after a major fire at an apartment building in Reading said a full search of the building could take “several weeks”. Structural scaffolding is being installed around the ...

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Fines could be imposed for excessive false fire alarms in Great Falls

Great Falls city commissioners have approved two new orders that they hope will help Great Falls firefighters. The first order allows fines to be imposed on companies that have triggered three false fire alarms over a period of 365 days. Fines start at $ 100 and for continued negligence can go up to $ 500 or jail time. “The reasoning ...

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Firefighters perform rescues at the Ellen Badger site

Warwickshire firefighters used the empty Ellen Badger Hospital site for training operations. The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is working with the Shipston Medical Center to develop the Shipston Hospital site and relocate the medical center. And before construction began, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services used the empty building for training drills. The fire department has held four training exercises ...

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Michigan House Bills to support emergency services | WJMN

LANSING, Michigan (WJMN) – Bills 4172, 4247 and 5026 were signed by Governor Whitmer today and will support Michigan first responders and emergency services. House Bill 4172 amends the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act to include current and former part-time, on-call or volunteer firefighters under the Deemed First Responder Coverage Fund. Firefighters who develop certain cancers can claim workers’ compensation benefits ...

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