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908, 2019

Firefighters get creative to help save homeless dogs all over Georgia

(11alive.com) - The DeKalb and Fulton Animal Shelters are busting at the seams. They take in nearly 40,000 dogs a year. People who run the shelters got in touch with K9Kait - where 11Alive reports on animals - to plead for people to foster or adopt. But they're also thinking outside [...]

208, 2019

Savannah Fire rescues unconscious woman from Savannah River

(WTOC) - Savannah Fire Rescue says they rescued an unconscious woman who was stuck underneath a dock in the Savannah River. Firefighters rescued her near the Waving Girl Statue around 9:30 p.m. A Rescue 1 crew jumped into the water, swam underneath the Riverfront Plaza Dock, and found the unconscious [...]

2907, 2019

Smyrna firefighters save family dog from house fire

(Fox 28) - We know that not all heroes wear capes, but some of them do wear firefighting gear. The Smyrna Fire Department posted a video to their Facebook page of a house on fire. Not only did they make sure the humans were out of the house; they rescued the cutest, little [...]

2207, 2019

WATCH: Douglas County Firefighter Sees American Flag in Color for First Time

(Good News Network) - A 21-year-old firefighter finally got to appreciate the vivid colors of his country’s flag after his colleagues pooled their money to buy him a pair of corrective glasses for colorblindness. Spencer Caradine, who works as a firefighter in Douglas County, Georgia, didn’t know that he was [...]

1507, 2019

Marietta officer saves Georgia couple from drowning on Florida vacation

(WSB-TV) - A Marietta police officer just happened to be in  exactly the right place at the right time on a recent trip to Florida -- and it likely saved a Georgia couple's lives. Officer Matt Salyers told Channel 2's Berndt Petersen that he was on his last day vacation at Destin with his family [...]

2006, 2019

Milledgeville First Responders Rescue Kayaker on Oconee River

(Union Recorder) - Two men kayaking in swift waters along the Oconee River in Milledgeville Saturday afternoon had to be rescued by local firefighters after they tried to paddle through rough waters downstream following severe thunderstorms in the area, authorities say. A third man, who also was part of the [...]