Rescue Service

Plano fire chief appointed chairman of national security committee

Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif has been appointed chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Terrorism and Homeland Security committee, the city said. Greif has been on the committee since 2016 and previously chaired the cybersecurity subcommittee. The International Association of Fire Chiefs advises policymakers in the White House, federal agencies and Congress on how to develop national legislation ...

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New Halifax fire rescue boat named for the port it serves: Kjipuktuk

Smoke drifted through the salty air Monday as Halifax’s new lifeboat, bearing the Mi’kmaq name of the port it floats on, was officially greeted with applause and a cleansing ceremony. The Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the new Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Port fire rescue boat, sprayed long jets of water as it prepared for Monday’s dedication ceremony at the Alderney ferry ...

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officer helps save occupants of burning house | News, Sports, Jobs

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown Police Officer who was notified early Monday morning of a possible structure fire and then came across the fully engulfed house has been praised for his efforts after abducting a child and then grabbing two occupants when they jumped out safe from an upstairs window. The dramatic incident was captured by Officer Mark Conklin’s body camera. ...

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19-year-old man dies at Salford Quays in water rescue

A 19-year-old man has died after emergency services responded to reports of a person in the water at Salford Quays. Officers were called to the site at around 4:40 p.m. Sunday over concerns over someone in the water, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. A joint rescue operation involving the Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the North West ...

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Storms cause flooding, destroy homes and cause power outages in eastern Baltimore County – CBS Baltimore

ESSEX, Maryland (WJZ) – The storms that swept through our region this afternoon caused a lot of damage and flooding. And it even destroyed some people’s homes. READ MORE: Four people shot dead outside Washington’s Nationals Park as game is underway Strong winds, lightning and heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of eastern Baltimore County on Saturday. Flood waters rose ...

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Floods in Germany: huge rescue effort in Rhineland-Palatinate as deadly floods also hit Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Rapid torrents of water flooded entire towns and villages in western and southern Germany, causing buildings to collapse and leaving residents stranded, police said Thursday. At least 55 people have died in the severe flooding, but authorities have said the number is expected to rise. Germany is the most affected with 49 dead, while six people have died in Belgium. ...

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Spectacular rescue of a burning boat in the River Trent at Newark Castle as part of the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service training

A spectacular rescue of a burning boat in the river at Newark Castle was a working day for the rescue services yesterday (Wednesday). Onlookers may have seen Nottinghamshire Police taking part in an exercise to save the boat and its crew, on a mission which was only a stone’s throw from Newark Castle. This was part of a training program ...

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Wicklow RNLI helps stranded dog owner and his pet

Lifeboat press release Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 3 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday July 10) following a report of a man descending from a cliff to save his dog. RNLI / WicklowWicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat returning to station with dog owner and pet Lifeboat volunteers located the man and his dog five minutes later near the water’s edge ...

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