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The search and rescue topic covers news about SAR operations as well as the latest tips and tactics for rescue, search and rescue, and technical rescue.

A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
Firefighters in Waterford were initially dispatched for a person injured in a fall
Overland Park firefighters faced a worker buried up to his waist 15 feet below the ground
Kingston firefighters rescued two teens trapped inside the swing seats intended for small children
Teutopolis and Montrose firefighters were recognized for bravery during an anhydrous ammonia tanker crash
Identifying drone needs, building training program, and deploying on the incident scene
Officials report multiple injuries and damage in Portage and Kalamazoo
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
First responders from four agencies rescued several people in an underground intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Arapahoe County
DeKalb County firefighters faced occupants who jumped from windows during an apartment fire
Inside the intense rescue operation that earned Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Fire Rescue Truck 6 crewmembers the IAFC Ben Franklin Award of Valor
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Eight Spokane firefighters were inside when the roof of the US Bank building collapsed
First responders, surgical staff in Temple worked for over four hours to rescue people pinned inside their vehicle under the load
The construction worker was freed by DeKalb County Fire and Rescue after he became trapped in a trench collapse
New Albany firefighters did a window search into the second floor and found the victim under blankets in a bathroom
Miami firefighters found occupants above the boarded-up first-floor
Lake County Assistant Chief/Paramedic Matthew Haerter was on his way to Ariz. when a passenger lost consciousness
Catoosa County officials believe the man might have been trapped for more than a day
Understand the power of flowing a steep, straight and steady stream
First responders from several agencies used nine sets of tubes during a technical rescue in Gridley
A Milwaukee firefighter suffered burns to nearly 25% of his body during rescues at a well-involved house fire
Whitman firefighters faced an unusual call
The rise of new townhouse construction combined with existing homes presents an evolving challenge
Use the swim method, grab your wire cutters and get help from other crewmembers
Establish side alpha, stay disciplined in your direction, pay attention to sights and sounds, and use “breadcrumbs” to establish a route
Step 1: Back out or attempt to isolate yourself in a room behind a closed door if retreat isn’t possible
Mason City firefighters trained on working in large spaces inside North Iowa Area Community College’s old cafeteria
San Luis Obispo firefighters rescued the occupant and started CPR