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First responders went beyond the call of duty, pulling animals from sinkholes, frozen ponds and bear dens
A carnival crisis, cliffhangers, underground escapes and fiery extractions: First responders answered the call in 2023
The year was full of disaster responses but also brought impressive extrications, off-duty saves, helpful Boy Scouts and a rampaging camel
One patient in the New Bedford pier collapse was transported to St. Luke’s Emergency Department by rescue boat
The Coast Guard is expected to investigate why the Grace Bailey’s mast snapped
The FDNY and the NYPD are reviewing drones that can drop flotation devices, electromagnetic shark deterrents
A tanker crewmember from the MTM Dublin was swept overboard into rough seas near Boston Harbor
A worker was repairing the Waterford system when he was swept several hundred feet down stream
At least 300 people in Leominster were evacuated as officials faced flooding, building collapses
Officials in Leominster said residents near a dam should “immediately evacuate” as a precaution
First responders worked several rescue and recovery missions over a 24-hour period
School officials estimated 60 to 80 people were on the pier when the collapse occurred
Las Vegas and Clark County first responders completed 24 rescues as excessive rainfall flooded streets, interstate
Sonoma County Fire District Capt. Heath Lesik is one of only two trained surf rescue swimmers in the countywide district
The Category 3 storm struck an area still dealing with damage from Hurricane Ian last year