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‘One call I will never forget ...’

FireRescue1 Unforgettable Calls is a place where firefighters from across the country can connect to share their stories about the calls that have stayed with them, everything from the play by play of a mayday call to the memorable moment a patient thanked them for saving their life.

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We learn so much from the actions of others, even simply knowing that others have been through similar experiences. Share your dramatic rescues, complex extrications, touch-and-go moments with patients, the humanity of brothers and sisters helping each other after natural disasters – any moment you consider truly unforgettable.

FDNY Battalion Chief Daniel Sheridan shares the unforgettable close calls that have given him pause
Five years after the Route 91 Harvest Festival MCI, a paramedic reflects on a frightening moment, and the lessons learned
Share your once-in-a-lifetime call story so others can learn from your experience, find inspiration, or feel what you felt
A serendipitous stop at a drive-in leads to saving a young man experiencing V-fib – and a new friendship
The working fire call was announced … as my address
A wind-driven structure fire posed many challenges, but we can learn from the good outcomes, too
Crews discover a more complex incident, prompting many questions and quick thinking
Growth from tragedy: A tragic MVC prompts a department to work together and form a fire family
Every fire officer has an incident that teaches the powerful lesson of humility