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2807, 2017

WATCH: Firefighter rescues 12-year-old dog struggling to swim

(WFSB) - Call it Junior's lucky day. On Thursday, the nearly 12-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei and Rottweiler mix got lost from his Miami Beach home, fell into Biscayne Bay, was rescued by a firefighter and later was reunited with his owner thanks to some social media magic. The rescue and reunion [...]

2707, 2017

Georgia woman reunites with firefighters who helped her to safety months ago

(WSB-TV) -  A 95-year-old great-great-grandmother got the thrill of a lifetime when two firefighters came for a visit to her Georgia home. Irene Grundy, who is bedbound and receiving hospice care, had been wanting to see the two firemen to thank them since they helped her to safety during a tornado [...]

2107, 2017

Rome-Floyd FD rescues tubers from Etowah River

(Northwest Georgia News) - The Rome-Floyd County Fire Department’s rescue boat got some use Saturday afternoon, coming to the aid of kayakers and tubers who were caught on the Etowah River during a storm that swept through the area. Lt. Brandy Starcher with Floyd County 911 said there were two [...]

1907, 2017

Firefighter saves brother in Oldtown fire

(KHQ) - Investigators are still piecing together what may have caused a vacant house fire in Oldtown, Idaho. But we're learning more about one firefighter saving another in the line of duty. Not much is left of that home, but Terry Emord, a firefighter for West Pend Oreille Fire District, says [...]

1707, 2017

Gwinnett firefighter’s vigil for injured daughter: ‘please wear helmets’

(AJC.com) - Caroline Wirl, 17, hasn’t left the hospital since she was injured skateboarding on July 4, but her name is traveling around the country. Firefighters in Savannah, Doraville, Smyrna and Rockdale County; in Pittsburgh, Tallahassee, New York and Sacramento, Calif.; even in Tavira, Portugal, are putting Caroline’s name on their duty [...]

1107, 2017

Firefighters rescue dog, person stranded during Red Rocks hike

(KDVR) - JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A dog and his human got some much-needed help from West Metro Fire Rescue on Saturday. During a hike at Red Rocks, Riley the dog cut his paws and could not walk anymore. West Metro Fire said the two got stuck on a trail off [...]