NJ woman becomes first female amputee in world to graduate from fire academy
SHORT HILLS, N.J. – It’s a message to never give up on your dreams. Amanda Sullivan became the first female amputee in the world to graduate from a fire academy. The Short Hills, New Jersey woman is now officially a firefighter and took to Instagram to share the great news. She has been an amputee for two years and has been using a prosthetic leg for almost a year and a half. “At the end of our lives all of our pain is the same ... and it doesn’t matter what happens to you, it’s how you respond to it,” she said.
Firefighter grabbed by crew members as he falls through floor of burning home, goes back to fighting West Englewood blaze
Once firefighters were on the scene, a firefighter fell through the floor, triggering what’s known as a mayday call, but was grabbed as he was falling and was all right, according to the Fire Department’s media office. He was “OK and back on the pipe,” meaning he went back to hosing down the fire, according to a department tweet.chicagotribune.com
‘We are saddened this was a child,’ says family of retired Chicago firefighter after 15-year-old boy charged in fatal attempted carjacking
They waited for him to come out and three of them left the Ford and confronted Williams, 65. He pulled out a revolver from his waistband and exchanged gunfire, police said. Williams was hit once in the abdomen and collapsed. The three got back into the car and sped down Artesian Avenue.chicagotribune.com
Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor
The fire grew by nearly 20,000 acres to 142 square miles (368 square kilometers). The name of the firefighter killed in the nearby El Dorado Fire was being withheld until family members are notified. More than 7,900 wildfires have burned more than 5,468 square miles (14,164 square kilometers) in California this year, including many since a mid-August barrage of dry lightning ignited parched vegetation. The El Dorado Fire has burned more than 34 square miles (89 square kilometers) and was 59% contained, with 10 buildings destroyed and six damaged. ___Associated Press writer John Antczak in Los Angeles and Daisy Nguyen in San Francisco contributed to this report.
Firefighter rescued after being trapped for 32 hours in China explosions rubble
A 19-year-old firefighter was pulled alive from the rubble of the devastating explosions in China. New video of Wednesday's explosions in Tianjin shows the devastation. At least 56 people are dead. Katie Stallard with our partners at Sky News reports from Beijing.cbsnews.com
Watch: Firefighter falls through roof of burning building
Watch: Firefighter falls through roof of burning building Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that destroyed several units at a Houston, Texas apartment complex. A section of the roof gave way as one firefighter climbed on top of it. According to the captain, the firefighter was not injured. This video has NO AUDIO.cbsnews.com