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2109, 2017

VIDEO: Atlanta Police officers save two people from burning car

(FOX 5) - Several quick-thinking police officers are being credited with saving two lives after a fiery crash in northeast Atlanta. Early Wednesday morning, a vehicle struck the barricades under the Interstate 85 overpass on Cheshire BridgeRoad. Atlanta police officers responded to the scene and saw the car smoldering. "It's not always about catching [...]

2009, 2017

Off Duty Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy saves two drowning children

(WGNS Radio) - Rescuing two young sisters from a potential drowning earned School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro the Officer of the Month award in August from Ford of Murfreesboro. SRO DeGennaro was off duty at his subdivision swimming pool when he saw the two sisters estimated to be 3 and [...]

1809, 2017

Everman cop, FW firefighter save teen from raging fire: ‘Right place, right time’

(WFAA) - It's safe to say Sgt. Jimmy Combs didn't expect his Wednesday night patrol to end with performing CPR after helping rescue a 13-year-old girl from a raging house fire. That's part of being a cop in Tarrant County. "Ya' never know what will happen," says Combs. "But on a [...]

1509, 2017

Athens firefighter given Life Saving Valor Award

(onlineathens.com) - The Georgia State Firefighters Association has recently recognized Athens-Clarke County Department Lt. Jacob Jones for being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Life Saving Valor Award. On Feb. 11, fire units dispatched to a laundry room fire. First on the scene, Jones was informed the fire was in [...]

809, 2017

Gwinnett Firefighters respond to two fires and one ‘Grenade’

(Loganville Patch) - It was a busy Labor Day for Gwinnett County firefighters, who responded to two house fires and what appeared to be a live grenade discovered at a local Goodwill on Monday. The grenade-like device was found by an employee at the Goodwill of North Georgia at Hamilton Mill [...]

609, 2017

Warner Robins firefighters honored for daring rescue

(macon.com) - At the City Council meeting, the firefighters were given the city’s Lifesaving Valor Award as well as a valor award from the Georgia State Firefighters Association for the rescue at Lenox Pointe apartments on Karl Drive on April 9. “It was a tremendous job by all of these guys,” Fire Chief [...]