The Upside: Cohoes firefighters save kitty after car crash on 787

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This isn’t your average rescue story. Cohoes firefighters took apart a passenger seat—piece by piece—to save one very lucky cat after he was nearly crushed by steel during a car crash. “You think you’ve seen everything in 32 years, and something like this happens,” Lieutenant Robert Johnson of the Cohoe Fire … Read more

Teen impaled by tractor spear meets firefighters who saved his life

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) – A recent meeting at a Tennessee fire station was a chance for 18-year-old Sam Reid and his parents to say thank you to the first responders who saved Sam’s life. To understand why the reunion was so spectacular, you have to go back to February 2021. It was a week … Read more

Iowa pup to join New York fire station, 3 years after death of Dalmatian who helped 9/11 firefighters heal

PERRY, Iowa (WHO-TV) – Tank the Dalmatian from Perry, Iowa, is headed to New York City. He will become the mascot dog for Ladder 20 of the New York City Fire Department in lower Manhattan. Tank is set to replace the dog Twenty, who was given to the Ladder company 20 years ago after they … Read more

World’s largest tree wrapped in aluminum blanket as wildfire races toward historic Giant Forest

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant … Read more

Local firefighters help save fawn found alone in woods

(NEWS10) — Local firefighters, Johnnie Harris Jr., Frank Levesque, Steve Burbank, as well as others, helped to save the life of a fawn that they say appeared very dehydrated and in need of assistance. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Harris said Levesque found the helpless fawn in the woods while battling a big wild fire. … Read more