Fish Creek, Wis. – Two recent fires in Door County, Wisconsin were doused by people making split-second decisions with fire extinguishers. “The impact of those extinguishers was significant,” said Gibraltar Fire Department Chief Andy Bertges. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what was prevented and saved. It’s hundreds of thousands of dollars’ difference […]
Green Bay, Wis. – Fire crews in Green Bay only used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in an apartment unit. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters remained at the scene to clear the apartment of smoke. The total damage caused by the fire is estimated at $1,500. No injuries were reported. WFRV […]
Branson, MO – The quick response of a Branson, MO police officer armed with a fire extinguisher kept a fire at a commercial building from spreading. “We use the phrase big fires start small, small fires produce a huge amount of smoke and smoke is what kills,” Branson Fire Rescue Chief Ted Martin said. “When […]
Burlington, VT – The quick thinking of a newspaper carrier helped keep a 3 a.m. fire from spreading by grabbing and using a fire extinguisher he kept in his vehicle. The fire chief speculated the situation could have been much worse had the carrier not intervened. Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)
South Lake Tahoe, CA — Police officers in South Lake Tahoe sprang into action Friday, putting out a wildland fire burning near a local high school around 6 a.m. Officers responded to the fire burning near South Tahoe High. One of the officers whose bodycam was recording at the time, got his fire extinguisher from […]
Meridian, ID — A local man is being called a hero after he helped save a mother and baby from a vehicle fire alongside a highway. The Meridian Fire Department told reporters that they received a call about a car that had caught fire just before noon on a recent Wednesday. Upon arriving on the […]
Simons Island, GA – An employee at a popular restaurant in Georgia recently had to jump into action to stop the spread of a fire. A fire had started in the ceiling of the smokehouse when the local fire-rescue division received the call to respond. Upon arriving on the scene, they found an employee using […]
Blackman Township, MI – A local fire department was called to respond to a house fire recently after a hoverboard caught on fire while it was charging. The Director of the Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety said that fire crews were called to the house, but the residents had already been able to quickly put […]
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