Fort Walton Beach FD Cardiac arrest save

FWBFD members on A-Shift were able to render Advanced Life Support care upon first response and produce a positive outcome for an elderly woman. Rapid response and proper training took the pt. from full cardiac arrest to breathing on their own by the time EMS arrived to the E.R.

Saves come in all forms and fashions, be ready!

Dayton OH. Rescue


MICAH RIFFLE, Dayton Daily News

MICAH RIFFLE, Dayton Daily News

Crews were dispatched to the 1900 block of Washington South Drive at 1:15 p.m. on reports of a building fire. Once on scene, they found heavy black smoke pouring from an attic area of a unit of four condos.

No life-threatening injuries were reported in the fire that officials say affected at least ten of the complex’s twelve units. Responders pulled one woman off of a second floor balcony and one man from a stairwell during the initial response, they were both taken to area hospitals.

Dramatic Rescue in Lawrenceburg, Helmet Camera Footage

The little boy, who is seen being rescued in the video, was one of five people saved from the blaze, which happened in an apartment block in the town of Lawrenceburg, Tennesse.

The footage shows flames engulfing the stairway of the building, whilst residents inside can be heard shouting, “oh my god!”

Firefighters can then be heard shouting, “drop the kid, drop the kid!” up to a balcony, as a young child is held out to them.

The fire is believed to have started from a lit cigarette which had been discarded.

Only one person is reported to have gone to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Man Rescued from Tank in Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — From the top of a 40-foot-tall, 18-foot-wide tank, rescuers spotted a man, trapped in tar Friday.

“Inside that tank temperatures were about 115-degrees Fahrenheit,” said JFRD District Chief Kurt Wilson, “and the tar itself was about 90 degrees.”

Wilson said the conditions his team faced were beyond anything they’ve ever seen before.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime call. This was truly one of the most technical rescues we’ve had in 20 years.”

Wilson said the asphalt storage tank is heated by coils, which had been turned off by asphalt plant employees so the man could perform maintenance inside the tank.

He thought the asphalt had hardened enough to step on, but instead, like quick-sand, the highly flammable tar sucked him in, and continued to harden around him.

“Those heated coils contain 500 gallons of oil and any time if we were to puncture or rupture those, we would have flooded that tank.”

The man, Wilson said, remained calm in terrifying conditions. He was given a mask and rescuers pumped oxygen into the tank so he could breathe. They also covered him with a cooling vest and countless 10-pound bags of ice.

“He knew we were working non-stop to take care of him, to get him out of there and we weren’t going to leave him without him in the same condition that he got there in.”

Shovels were used to dig through the tar through a 19-inch hole in the side of the tank. The department lost nearly $70,000 in equipment in the process.

At one point, more than one-fifth of the entire department was called in to help including 13 fire engines, six fire chiefs, five rescue units, six ladders, 12 specialty units, and 100 firefighters.

Wilson said the department called in many off-duty officers to help back-fill stations so the city was properly staffed if there had been another emergency.

After more than seven hours, the man was freed and taken to UF Health for treatment. Wilson would not comment on the man’s injuries but says they were “typical for what one might endure in waist-high hot tar.”

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Fort Walton Beach Fl. Rope rescue

Fort Walton Beach- A construction worker who suffered a medical emergency was rescued Tuesday afternoon from a tank at a pump station under construction near Robinwood Drive and Hollywood Boulevard, according to Ocean City-Wright firefighters.

Rescuers were called to the scene about 3:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Ocean City-Wright Fire Department. Fort Walton Beach firefighters climbed about 30 feet down a ladder to reach the unconscious victim and render ALS care. Ocean City-Wright and Fort Walton Beach firefighters and members of the Okaloosa County Special Operations Unit built a rescue system and a backup unit using rope, pulleys and other hardware. The system was assembled 35 minutes after the Special Operations Unit arrived and the victim was hoisted in a rescue basket from the tank. The patient, who was conscious by then, was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 21:27 PM.
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