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First responders in Syracuse rescued several members of two families including a child trapped in a car
Wiggins Firefighter Kaille Randolph credits her seat belt and PPE with saving her life
Charlotte firefighters worked to stabilize the car on the ninth floor and keep it from falling
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Donna Eiden said she and her husband were sleeping inside the bus when it began to roll down the street crashing into signs, pole
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Tualatin Valley firefighters had to stabilize several vehicles during two separate extrications
A Londonderry firefighter was injured during an MVC that involved several auto maintenance chemicals
Colorado Springs firefighters used a ladder truck during the technical rescue at a UCHealth Memorial Central Hospital parking lot
The Wiggins fire engine overturned while responding to an MVC
When Kingsville firefighters arrived at the I-95 EMS call, a driver struck both the fire engine and the rescue squad
First responders, surgical staff in Temple worked for over four hours to rescue people pinned inside their vehicle under the load
The South Metro Fire Rescue battalion chief was responding to a call for a fire alarm activation and medical emergency
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A Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company lieutenant whipped out his personal plasma cutter and cut the rim from around the dog’s neck
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Eloy Fire District crews heard faint signs of life coming from the wreckage and quickly mobilized extrication with hydraulic tools
Birmingham firefighters worked to rescue the driver from under the beam, estimated to weigh 60,000 pounds
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St. George firefighters used extrication tools to free the deer trapped between two posts as other deer watched
A Spokane Valley fire truck had been stopped at an MVA when it was struck by a vehicle
Paramedics faced a complex rescue on a popular trail near Cajon Pass
Orleans first responders face a man pinned underneath the bucket of a front end loader
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Matthew Reum was pinned in the wreckage, underneath the I-94 bridge, since Dec. 20
Baylee Amos needed a blood transfusion before she was extricated from her truck
Two cars ended up overturned inside a Boston Market in Saugus
Grant County Fire District 13 will improve its capabilities with a battery-powered combi tool on its new rescue vehicle