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Battling burnout among 911 operators

Several of the hundreds of phone calls Chris Hodgden receives at work each day will be life or death for the person on the other line.<p>Hodgden answers …

Female firefighters wanted

PORTSMOUTH — Only one percent of New Hampshire's 8,000-plus full-time firefighters are women, according to Deb Pendergast, director of New Hampshire …

Upper Darby officers rescue kids locked in hot car

Two children are safe and sound after they were rescued by two police officers from a locked SUV in Delaware County.<p>The dramatic event unfolded just …

Upper Darby mayor applauds response to Payless blaze

UPPER DARBY >> Mayor Thomas Micozzie recently commended the township’s fire department and neighboring fire departments for their efforts in dousing …

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Staff Writer - April 27th, 2018<p>The site of a former psychiatric hospital in New York is on fire, launching local firefighters into action. The fire …

Myrtle Beach Fire Department tests out new life-saving system

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Posted:Thursday, April 12 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:24:17 GMT<p>Updated:Thursday, April 12 2018 7:17 AM …

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Staff Writer - April 11th, 2018<p>A recent study from a Boston-based disability advocacy group has determined that Massachusetts firefighters are more …

Studio Movie Grill opening boosts Upper Darby's economy

Dinner, drinks, and a movie without ever leaving your seat. The brand new Studio Movie Grill is opening right near the 69th Street terminal in Upper …

Washington Township fire department honors local boy's wish

Washington Township fire department honors local boy's wish<p>Three-year-old Travis Troop was born with a brain deformity. A stroke affected his …

Fire department, bystanders save yellow lab from drowning

TAMPA, FL (WFLA)- Davis Islands in Tampa has two frequently used dog parks. One of them is a pooch paradise that has sand and easy access to the …

US Forest Service says drones delayed air attack on 1-15 fire in California

(Thanks to Amber Henderson McCormack for sending this to STATter911.com.)<p>For at least the third time there is a report from fire officials that …

Nicholas Hemingway, Baltimore City FD & Bladensburg VFD

Hero firefighter loses leg, but not his will to serve

NEW YORK -- A firefighter who survived Sept. 11 terror attacks then later lost a limb on the job plans to climb 110 flights of stairs as he continues …

Drexel Hill’s Simkovich takes home all the Marbles

The National Marble 2015 Girls Champion, Emily Simkovich,age 13. The Drexel Hill resident has been playing since she was 6 years old. Anne Neborak — …

Greater Overbrook String Band entertains cancer patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital

UPPER DARBY >> The Greater Overbrook String Band entertained cancer patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and serenaded a former firefighter …

Cleanup efforts continue after strip mall fire in Upper Darby

Crews continued to work early Wednesday morning in hopes of getting several businesses back open after a Delaware County strip mall fire.<p>Officials …

Arrest made in massive Upper Darby business fire

A homeless man is now in police custody, charged in connection with the 4-alarm fire in the Upper Darby business district.<p>Authorities say 54-year-old …

Weekend Winner! Upper Darby Summer Stage program marks 40 years

Harry Dietzler, founder and executive director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, directs performers in celebration of the 40th anniversary season, …

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St. Louis Fire Department ambulance struck by bullet

The crew on the St. Louis Fire Department ambulance heard what they thought were either gunshots or fireworks Tuesday night as they drove in the 5900 …

Water rescue captured on video after boat goes over dam in MD

One person died and eight others were rescued in Frederick County, Maryland yesterday (Saturday) after a pontoon boat went over the dam at Lake …