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Good Samaritan Saves Man from Burning Truck in Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru

Good Samaritan Saves Man from Burning Truck in Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru

Tulsa, OK – After noticing fire coming from a vehicle in front of him at a fast-food drive thru, a former Oklahoma police officer helped the driver of the burning vehicle escape and used a fire extinguisher from the restaurant to keep the fire in check until the fire department arrived. Curtis McLaughlin, who recently […]

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Yuma Police Department honors local at City Council meeting

Yuma Police Department honors local at City Council meeting

Yuma, Ariz. – A Yuma, Arizona resident was recognized for grabbing and using a fire extinguisher to help a police officer  when his motorcycle started on fire. Daniel Sutton was working at an autobody shop when he saw officer Aaron Mrofka getting off of his burning bike. Sutton quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher from the […]

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Sprinklers, smoke detectors, and staff credited for saving lives in Coventry fire Thursday

Sprinklers, smoke detectors, and staff credited for saving lives in Coventry fire Thursday

Coventry, RI – A nurse at a Rhode Island rehabilitation facility used a fire extinguisher to help put out a fire and get her patients out of the room where the fire started. “Whatever she did there, probably saved some lives,” Timothy McLaughlin, RI Fire Marshall, said. The building’s sprinklers, alarm system and staff are […]

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“I saw a flicker”: ICSD bus driver stops route to extinguish house fire on Cascadilla Street

“I saw a flicker”: ICSD bus driver stops route to extinguish house fire on Cascadilla Street

Ithaca, NY – Police in Ithaca, NY publicly thanked a local school bus driver after he used a fire extinguisher to knock down flames of a house fire until the fire department arrived. The bus driver, Keith Whitaker, had been a volunteer firefighter for 22 years. After noticing “a flicker out of the corner of […]

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Fire contained to space heater in Appleton home

Fire contained to space heater in Appleton home

Appleton, WI – Appleton, Wis. homeowners successfully used a fire extinguisher after calling 911 when a space heater caught fire. While fire crews encountered smoke, there were no activated smoke alarms. They confirmed the fire was all out and had not spread. The Appleton Fire Department reminded residents to have a properly maintained fire extinguisher […]

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Good Samaritans use fire extinguisher to put out small fire near Point Loma

Good Samaritans use fire extinguisher to put out small fire near Point Loma

San Diego, CA – The quick thinking of a pair of good Samaritans is credited with putting out a small San Diego fire. The pair used fire extinguishers to put out the fire that broke out in front of a business. The fire was extinguished by the time fire crews arrived. The San Diego Union-Tribune […]

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Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westward, MA – Westford, Mass. Fire Lieutenant leapt into action after noticing a restaurant’s plastic igloo was on fire as he was driving by. Fire Lieutenant Donald R. Parsons used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The fire started with Christmas lights that were plugged into two extension cords, including one with exposed […]

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Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Town of Culpeper – Discarded fireworks that combusted are to blame for a trash truck fire that was put out with a fire extinguisher. A Culpeper, Vir. neighbor was walking his dog, Spanky, when he noticed white smoke pouring out of the trash truck. He grabbed a spare fire extinguisher and ran it over to […]

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