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A teenager, trying to save a cat, gets stuck in a tree; rescued by firefighters

It’s no secret that cats love high vantage points. The preference for a relatively safe height inaccessible to their predators comes from an instinctive need to protect themselves. However, curiosity often gets the better of these felines. Recently, a cat perched so high in a tree that a person trying to rescue he had to be rescued himself in IndianaWE. ...

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See how the McLean County Search and Rescue team hones their skills | Local News

McLean County Ground Search and Rescue Corporal Larry Brink points out fake evidence he found during a search drill Saturday morning at Fairview Park in Normal. Brendan Denison NORMAL — As a boy, Larry Brink roamed the rain-soaked ground for night owls with his dad after dark. But he never expected to use those same skills as a volunteer with ...

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Bruceton-Brandonville VFD holds an alternative fuel vehicle extrication class

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va — North central West Virginia firefighters and paramedics gathered at the Bruceton-Brandonville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday to learn more about alternative fuel cars. The group learned how to safely handle hybrid, electric, natural gas and propane vehicles in the event of an accident. A trainer for the alternative fuel vehicle extrication class uses Jaws of Life ...

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Lucky third time! Northamptonshire fire chief announces retirement plan again

Northamptonshire Fire Chief Darren Dovey has said he plans to finally retire later this year – on the THIRD attempt – after 35 years in the fire service. He confirmed his intention to step down in October as soon as possible to give Mr Mold time to recruit a replacement. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise ...

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Fire breaks out at a dumpster hire depot near Penryn

An industrial building of a dumpster rental company was damaged by fire. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the fire occurred at Nick Ferris Skip Hire in Longdowns on the A394 road from Penryn to Helston. shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, January 31. Four pumps from Falmouth, Helston and Tolvaddon were called to the incident. A fire department spokesman ...

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Scots could be without power this weekend as second storm ‘could be worse’

Some Scots could be without power for the rest of the weekend as the impact of another storm set to hit on Sunday could be worse than expected, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Ms Sturgeon chaired a Scottish Government resilience meeting on Saturday as winds of over 100mph were recorded. On Twitter, Ms Sturgeon said the impact of Storm ...

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$10,000 reward offered for information on person of interest linked to Baltimore fire that killed three firefighters

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) field office is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that could identify a person of interest in the case of a deadly fire that killed three Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters. “The individual we are seeking to identify may have important information that could assist in ...

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Edward Boyd (1929 – 2022) Obituaries – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Edward Alexander (Buck) Boyd, Jr. passed away peacefully on January 23, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He lived a full life and was able to spend his last hours with his family. Buck was born July 17, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents Dorothy Dean and Edward A Boyd, Sr. He grew up with his older sister, Elizabeth (Betty) ...

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A cop crosses a frozen lake to save a dog in a breathtaking video

A Labrador Retriever named Kona gave a warm welcome to a police officer who crossed thin ice in a lake to rescue the 10-month-old pup from freezing water. Video posted online by the Lewiston, New York, police department on Jan. 5 shows Officer Jonathan Smith coaxing the dog out of the water and back onto the ice at Bond Lake, ...

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Gahler calls it a career as a firefighter after 35 years

“It was a cornerstone of my career. It has been the most challenging, rewarding and growth-enhancing professional opportunity I have ever had. I am comfortable retiring, having had the opportunity to help lead a growing and transitioning team. You don’t get many opportunities like that in life and I’m very lucky to have had it. CANMORE – After 35 years ...

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200 City of Edmonton employees on leave with COVID-19, including outbreak at Edmonton Fire Department – Edmonton

[ad_1] As businesses in many industries grapple with staff shortages due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the city of Edmonton has said it is also concerned about the potential impact of the fifth wave on its workforce. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases among its employees, the city said on Tuesday it was making ...

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“Looking for a few good men … and women.” »The January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine pays tribute to our firefighting and voluntary rescue societies | Magazine Alléganie

[ad_1] They are looking for a few good men … and women January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine features tribute to volunteer fire and rescue companies As the saying goes “they are looking for a few good men”. And also women. The January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine honors and shines a spotlight not only on the volunteers of the ...

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Pledge to bail out residents affected by Christmas Day flooding

[ad_1] 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 ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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“Thought it was the end for all of us:” Mayfield tornado survivors share their stories

[ad_1] MAYFIELD, Ky. (WKYT) – Many residents of Mayfield are still trying to figure out what happened in their community. Some said they were lucky to be alive. Immediately after the tornadoes, there were concerns that dozens of people were missing in a collapsed candle factory in Mayfield. A spokesperson said that was no longer the case as many were ...

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Hatchetbury Hosts First-ever Charity Guns Vs Hoses Ax Throwing Tournament

[ad_1] To follow the latest local news, subscribe to our TV20 newsletter HERE and get news straight to your email every morning. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Hatchetbury, an ax throwing bar, hosted its very first Guns Vs. Pipe Charity Tournament today. Alachua County Firefighters and the Gainesville Police Department have teamed up to make it happen. “It’s going to ...

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55-year-old man arrested after Ayr apartments burnt down for aggression towards firefighters

[ad_1] A man has been arrested after he was allegedly “aggressive” towards firefighters fighting a fire in apartments in Ayr. Police confirmed they arrested a 55-year-old man shortly after firefighters rushed to the scene from an apartment in Argyle Park yesterday afternoon. Three fire trucks were dispatched to tackle the flames that spread to the ground floor of a property ...

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Scottish mother was terrified and disabled daughter was going to ‘burn down’ in apartment targeted by fire

[ad_1] A petrified Edinburgh mom saw her five-year-old daughter’s bedroom fill with thick smoke when a fire started on the landing of their building. Natalia Ruszkowska lives in an apartment on the 9th floor of Castleview House in Moredun, one of four high-rise buildings that are continually the target of fires, according to Edinburgh Live. The 30-year-old fears she and ...

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Game wardens rescue injured hiker in Aroostook State Park

[ad_1] PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) – A 37-year-old female Caribou was rescued by Maine game wardens and Presque Isle Rescue staff after slipping and falling forty feet in a vertical drop in D ‘Aroostook yesterday afternoon. Zara Gillis was hiking with her sister and two children on the trail to the south summit of Aroostook State Park when she slid ...

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Moragne Alexander Whitney III – Now Habersham

[ad_1] Moragne Alexander (MA) Whitney III passed away on November 14, 2021. He was born on November 1, 1962 in Coral Gables, Florida. MA and her family moved to Lake Burton Georgia in 1973. MA attended the University of Georgia. MA is predeceased by his mother Cynthia Smith Whitney. MA is survived by her father Moragne (Ranny) Whitney Jr of ...

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Blue Light Together: Prince William unveils historic mental health support for 999 heroes

[ad_1] November 25, 2021, 11:20 | Updated: November 25, 2021, 13:25 Prince William has unveiled a historic mental health support package for emergency service workers. He unveiled the Blue Light Together initiative to key figures in the UK’s first aid services at an event in London today. It’s an issue close to the heart of the Royal, the Duke having ...

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Community response program explores fire station | Item

[ad_1] 1/2 Show legend + Hide caption – Students and staff from Camp Humphreys Middle School pose with firefighters from Fire Station 4 following their visit and hands-on experience on the Moderate to Severe Learning Program trip to the Camp Humphreys Fire Hall , South Korea, November 1, 2021. The class visited the fire station as part of their community ...

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Redmond Council Receives Update on Planned Regional Emergency Services Training and Coordination Center

[ad_1] (Update: added video, CJOC comments) REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council provided an update on a proposed regional emergency coordination and training center on Tuesday evening at Redmond City Council and has received the support of several councilors for it. ambitious project. Looming threats and a rapidly growing region are just some of the reasons Shelby ...

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Firefighters receive grain rescue training

[ad_1] Fort Macleod firefighters prepare for Saturday’s training session at Hilltop Dairy. Firefighters received training on Saturday for an emergency they hope will never happen – a person trapped in a grain silo. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association brought its mobile training trailer to Hilltop Dairy, north of Fort Macleod, on Saturday. Firefighters from the departments of Fort Macleod, Granum, ...

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Watch out for the “harmful” toxins from burning material spilled by flies on a bonfire night

[ad_1] The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has warned the public of the dangers of burning fly tipped material on bonfire night due to potentially ‘harmful’ toxins. The fire and rescue service is concerned that people will build larger and more dangerous bonfires during the bonfire night period using landfill waste found on the street. They urged people to attend ...

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Cuyahoga Falls Fire Truck Tug Raises Pantry Fund

[ad_1] The volunteers who operate the pantry, most of whom are seniors, have been forced to move their operations outside due to COVID-19, a situation that poses major problems in the winter. The purpose of the event was to raise funds, non-perishables and raise awareness of The Pantry on the Corner, a pantry in Cuyahoga Falls that serves over 1,000 ...

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Retired Scottish Fire Chief Wayne McCollin recalls the racial intolerance he endured as a child after leaving Barbados in 1960

[ad_1] Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article. Wayne McCollin, who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief Officer in the former Lothian and Borders Fire Department, first experienced racial intolerance when he moved to the UK with his family in 1960 . Now retired, he remembered the racist slurs that ...

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Some states want to charge for the rescue of lost hikers

[ad_1] It was 11 p.m. one evening in July last year when a couple realized they weren’t going back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile from the popular Mount Lafayette hiking trail, about 70 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire. They had underestimated how long it would take to complete the ...

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Dublin firefighters shortage

[ad_1] With emergency services during the busiest time of the year just around the corner, here’s what you need to know about the firefighter shortage in Dublin. Why are there staff shortages in the Dublin Fire Department? Currently, the agreed number of firefighters for the Dublin Fire Department staff is 965, which is part of an agreement reached with the ...

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Obituary: Vance Ralph Bacon – Lewiston Sun Journal

[ad_1] Vance ralph bacon PARIS WEST – Vance Ralph Bacon, 91, died on September 25, 2021 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at Clover Health Care in Auburn. Vance was born in western Paris, in March 1930, to Ralph Albert and Rena Vivian Swan Bacon. He graduated from the Lycée de l’Ouest de Paris in 1949 and lived most of his life in ...

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Scots denounce ‘I’m racist and proud’ after spraying his own apartment with petrol and planning to set it on fire

[ad_1] A suicidal racist sprayed his apartment with gasoline with the intention of setting it on fire. Garry Smith was dragged out of the downstairs apartment before he could set it on fire and endanger the other residents of the block. And he ranted at the police: “I am a racist and I am proud. I hate black people. Black ...

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Closure of the North East fire-risk waste site

[ad_1] A court order is now in place prohibiting anyone from entering or depositing more waste at the Shee Recycling site in Durham Road, Birtley, after the waste stored there becomes a fire hazard. This is the second time that powers have been used in the Northeast. The restriction order was obtained in Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Thursday, ...

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Liverpool company fire breaks out as teams rush to the scene

[ad_1] Firefighters rushed to a Liverpool business after a fire. The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to a business on County Road in Walton at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28. After teams arrived just five minutes later at 8:20 p.m., they found a fire at the company’s door. READ MORE:Drunk driver sobs in court after witnessing ‘gruesome’ ...

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Commissioners donate funds to help with water rescue efforts in Portage

[ad_1] Portage County Commissioners agreed to donate $ 15,000 to the County Water Rescue Team after learning the group had no county-wide funding source to offset its expenses. The team, made up of firefighters from across the county specially trained in water rescue, have been busy this summer rescuing people due to high water, including several rescues on the Cuyahoga ...

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Women firefighters bring new skills and diversity to the Merredin brigade

[ad_1] The stereotypical image of the buff, oiled and semi-nude firefighters adorning the cover of calendars is a far cry from the volunteer firefighters you’d likely see in Western Australia’s eastern wheatbelt. Key points: Women make up nearly half of Merredin’s fire and rescue service Lt. Sheree Lowe says brigade offers childcare program to attract female volunteers Statewide, women make ...

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Former Nassau County firefighter receives 7-year sentence for receiving image of child sexual abuse – 104.5 WOKV

[ad_1] United States Chief District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Robert Arthur Ginder to seven years and six months in federal prison for sharing images of child sexual abuse in an online chat room. The 35-year-old former Nassau County Fire Department logistics officer who pleaded guilty in April will also be serving a 10-year sentence of supervised release and will ...

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Multiple fire, ambulance services respond to hospital fire

[ad_1] Fire and rescue units from Norway, Paris, Oxford, PACE, West Paris, Harrison and Bridgton were called to Stephens Memorial Hospital on Friday after smoke was detected in the building. Nine ambulance services were called in to transport patients to other medical facilities. Fire departments in Greenwood, Woodstock and Poland provided coverage for several services that were dispatched to the ...

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Pune fire team rescue worker trapped in debris

[ad_1] A worker who fell while renovating a building in Kalyaninagar was rescued by a Pune fire team By Nadeem Inamdar POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 11:32 IST Pune: A team of firefighters from Pune from the Yerawada fire station on Wednesday rescued a worker who got stuck in debris at a construction site in Kalyaninagar. The worker fell while renovating ...

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North Wales Fire Department apologizes after full-time firefighters’ recruitment drive ‘pause’

[ad_1] Wrexham.com> News Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has apologized to potential recruits after putting aside plans to hire more full-time fighters. An online registration window for full-time fighter roles was scheduled to open today (Monday, September 20) and close 48 hours later at noon Wednesday. At the time, Senior Director of Operations ...

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Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Edgewater Park

[ad_1] CLEVELAND – The United States Coast Guard is looking for a missing swimmer who went underwater near Edgewater Park on Friday and has not resurfaced. At approximately 4:55 p.m., the Coast Guard received a report from EMS that two people had been seen swimming near Edgewater Park and one of the swimmers had returned to shore, but another had ...

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Magoffin County Rests to Rest Beloved Rescue Team Captain

[ad_1] SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – Mourning swept through Magoffin County as the community put to rest a man who has dedicated his life to serving others. Carter Conley, 71, founded the Magoffin County Rescue Team in 1974 and served as its daily captain thereafter. He died on September 12 after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19. Conley was fully vaccinated. ...

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FCFRD News Blog: #MeetFCFRD: Captain Sean Evans

[ad_1] FCFRD News Blog press release: August 31, 2021 Captain Sean Evans is currently assigned to Fire Station 18, Jefferson, A-Shift. The born and raised resident of Fairfax County served as a firefighter in the department for over 27 years. Find out what’s happening in Tyson’s Corner with free real-time Patch updates. Growing up, Captain Evans did not envision a ...

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Suffolk cow swims for 24 hours before rescue

[ad_1] A Suffolk cow was rescued with lassos and canoes 24 hours after being stranded in a river. The heifer got stuck at Bakers Court, Great Cornard water on Wednesday night but “slipped into the night” away from the Suffolk fire and rescue services. Hunter Gary Thorpe was also on hand to slaughter the cow if the animal became dangerous ...

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Ector County Commissioners Discuss American Rescue Plan Act Money

[ad_1] ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – As the coronavirus continues to spread, Ector County commissioners are deciding how the federal money will be distributed. On Tuesday morning, commissioners heard eight different groups asking for a portion of the US bailout funds – and it wasn’t just hospitals. Groups like the Odessa Volunteer Fire Department and the Ector County ISD as well ...

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Plano fire chief appointed chairman of national security committee

[ad_1] 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 ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Two hikers rescued in separate incidents – NH Fish and Game Department

[ad_1] CONTACT:Lieutenant James Kneeland603-744-5470603-271-3361July 19, 2021 Lincoln, New Hampshire – On Sunday, July 18 at 3:05 p.m., the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department was notified of a hiker with a medical emergency on the Liberty Springs Trail in Lincoln. Samuel Mitchell, 67, from Belfast, ME, was hiking in a group when he suffered a medical emergency and was unable ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Body of 5th victim found in debris after crane collapse in B.C.

[ad_1] A specialized team of first responders recovered the body of a man who was killed when a construction crane collapsed in his office building earlier this week in Kelowna, British Columbia. Vancouver’s heavy-duty urban search and rescue team safely removed the victim’s body around 12:30 a.m. Pacific time after more than six hours of work, according to the team ...

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Boulder’s first female Battalion Commander bids farewell after 30 years of service

[ad_1] Carol Brown, who made history as Boulder Fire-Rescue’s first female battalion commander, officially stepped down from her longtime post on Wednesday. Brown’s retirement came exactly 30 years after he entered his career with the City of Boulder. After moving to Boulder from Lakewood, Brown began his training as a firefighter in 1991. Boulder Fire Battalion Chief Carol Brown, right, ...

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Oxfordshire Fire Department film recalls residents’ safety challenges during pandemic

[ad_1] The Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service has released a new short film designed to highlight recent collaborations with other emergency services and showcase new ways of working over the past year . Residents can now count on a more experienced and better prepared fire department, thanks to the knowledge acquired by the teams while adapting to the ...

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Tallahassee Fire Department Search and Rescue Team Return Home After Surfside Rescue Efforts

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Family and friends greeted the Tallahassee Fire Department’s search and rescue team as heroes after a week-long deployment to Surfside. Task Force 7 joined with seven other search and rescue teams across the state to assist with recovery efforts after a condo collapsed. The family of some of the task force members say the crew ...

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