Colorado Springs, CO – A group of good Samaritans spotted a small fire while hiking and rushed to put it out before firefighters got to the scene. They spotted the fire near the parking lot as their hike was ending. The group was able to find a portable fire extinguisher nearby and used it to […]
Portsmouth, NH – A man was working in a residential neighborhood when he noticed that a nearby porch was engulfed in flames. He immediately grabbed the portable fire extinguisher he keeps with him, ran over to the fire, and used it to extinguish most of the flames. Portsmouth firefighters were able to knock down the […]
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 […]
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