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Firefighter Heroes

Featured stories about firefighters who go above and beyond the call of duty.

The medal is named after Battalion Chief Thomas J. Neary who worked in the Bronx and Harlem during years of increased fire activity
Learn how a service dog helps a wildland firefighter and EMT manage her anxiety, interrupt nightmares and perform deep-pressure therapy
Cobb County firefighters, police officer helped a young boy reach his dream of becoming a first responder
Louisville Firefighter Bryce Carden credits teamwork in the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge rescue
Major responses, award and honors, conflicts overseas, devastating wildfires and e-Bike blazes made headlines
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
“I thought I lost everything,” Grace Farrell said before Frankfort firefighters went into the burned house to find her dress
Everyone was out of the building but when Mobile firefighters arrived, they were told “Ginger” was still inside
USFS Firefighter JT Sohr used his rafting gear to save a 91-year-old man trapped inside his car
International Association of Fire Chiefs
The Butte County fire chief describes the Camp Fire response that ultimately earned him the IAFC’s Ben Franklin Award for Valor
Scott Campbell is the second San Jose firefighter to become a league referee, taking Bill Leavy’s old number, 217
Davenport city officials had received several complaints about needed repairs and maintenance from occupants of the six-story building
Kansas City Battalion Chief Todd Covington performed the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of a choking fan at a Washington Nationals baseball game
A worker at the Ephrata Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant fell 20-feet after the roof he was on gave out underneath him
Pennsylvania fire and EMS crews worked for an hour to free a worker’s hand
Charlotte Captain Jeff Bright talks about climbing above the 5-alarm fire to rescue the operator
Campbell firefighters were called out for a deer stuck in a dumpster at the waste water treatment plant
Escambia County Battalion Chief Curt Isakson said people get in dumpsters “to protect themselves from others”
Engine 11, Truck 16 and Battalion 4 responded to a tree down on a “house”
Hillsborough County firefighters lined the halls at St. Joseph’s Hospital to honor Firefighter Jerrad Huprich
With one hour until the wedding, Kirtland Fire Department firefighters with shop vacs, squeegees, mops and towels sprang into action
Mobile Firefighter Deandre Hartman suffered extreme burns during a fatal fire and could not attend his daughter’s school award ceremony
The crew of Parma Medic 3 rescued a trapped occupant during a basement fire
Fire Chief Reggie Johnson and Communications Shift Supervisor David Bradshaw address the mayday call, fill-in response, and heroic acts amid loss of life
Fire Chief Reginald Johnson said firefighters rescued 15 workers and had to call for help themselves during the construction site fire
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the recipients showed “extraordinary valor” above and beyond the call of duty
The organization is hosting public and private events in person and is offering ways to participate from anywhere
Rookie Myrtle Beach Firefighter Nathan Ellis pulled the family members out through a back window that he punched out with his bare hands