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Rescuers have freed more than 170 people from the high rise building; as many as 124 may still be trapped. (Photo: Wally Santana, AP) ...
The tree crashed into a couple's home, killing the wife and pinning the man for more than three hours until he could be freed. ...
Firefighters used ladders and cranes to free victims from a high-rise that was toppled by an earthquake in Taiwan. (Photo AP) ...
An unstable pile of sharp steel sheets pinning a worker's leg raised questions of field amputation and rescuer safety; here's how we handled it. ...
The man miraculously survived and was able to use his arms and legs ...
Occupants in stacked vehicles is a challenge for extrication and stabilization; here's how to do it safely. ...
The man was pinned at the bottom of a V-shaped collapse of unstable debris from the five-story brick building. ...
More than 100 firefighters responded, with many of them going into the debris to look for people who might have been trapped. ...
Disaster Assistance Response Team included 57 urban search and rescuers each from Los Angeles County and Fairfax County, Va. fire departments. ...
Heavy rain from the last round of storms has swollen creeks and rivers, dramatically increasing the likelihood of flash flooding as the next round of storms approaches. ...
The three-story garage collapsed; a cadaver dog indicated there may be one dead. ...
Protrusions on cliffs or walls during high-angle rescues pose a threat to rescuer and victim; here are some simple ways to work around those obstacles. ...
The pressure was so intense on the man's body that he could have suffocated, fire officials said ...
The truck became fully engulfed in flames; four people are in critical condition ...
Firefighters worked with wildlife officers to cut a channel in the ice leading to the shore and pulled them out ...
Up to 10 firefighters worked for nearly 90 minutes trying to free the man; he was not injured ...
Firefighters used a lift system to get it out of the pool; the horse is doing fine ...
Firefighters must approach vehicles like an opponent; understand where its weaknesses lie and use that to gain an advantage. ...
Firefighters pulled the workers through a window; they were not hurt ...
It took five hours for the 24 people to be rescued from the Joker's Jinx ...



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