West Sand Lake, NY – On a recent Friday evening, a woman was watching a livestream of a pig enclosure at a farm 80 miles away when the pig knocked a heat lamp into a pile of hay. As the woman watched the rapidly spreading fire, she began calling every phone number she could find […]
Waldport, OR – An Oregon couple was waiting at the Port of Alsea to pick up food when they noticed smoke beginning to billow from a docked boat. The couple ran to the boat and discovered that the fire was spreading from a battery located on a commercial boat. Then after successfully searching the surrounding […]
Congratulations to our Fire Safety Hero Award winner, Jarrod R. Here’s their fire safety story submitted on our website. Weeks after moving onto my new property in a rural area I was filling up a large water tote off my newly dug well because the electricians still needed to come permanently hook up my […]
Congratulations to our Fire Safety Hero Award winner, Blaze F. Here’s their fire safety story submitted on our website. My tractor started on fire caused by electrical issue. My wife used 2 fire extinguishers. And held fire at bay [until] fire [department] came. Not a total loss [thanks] to my wife’s fast acting. Fire […]
Manitowoc, WI – Employees at the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin quickly extinguished a fire. The small fire occurred in an HVAC control panel on the 2nd floor mechanical room on the Administrative side of the building. The fire was put out by two portable fire extinguishers. The Sheriff’s Office says there was no […]
Windber, PA – Fire officials from Windber, Pennsylvania say that a man saved his family after a fire started in the home’s third floor living space. After smelling smoke and hearing the fire alarms go off in his home, the man rushed to the third floor and put out the flames with a portable fire […]
Fort Myers, FL – Employees at a Fort Myers car dealership helped to put out a fire that started in the engine of a Volkswagen Beetle. The owner of the vehicle noticed the engine had caught on fire while driving, so he pulled into the service area of a nearby Cadillac dealership for help. The […]
Atlanta, GA – A 14-year-old boy in Atlanta is being credited with saving the lives of his neighbors after a fire broke out in the apartment building where he lives. The boy woke up to the smell of smoke, which led him to find flames emerging from his neighbor’s apartment wall. Thankfully, the boy’s mother […]
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