Category Archives: Rescues

Realize, recognize, publicize.

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Sell yourself.

WARNING: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.

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PA Firefighters are told that a man went back into his burning home to rescue his dog. Watch as the incident unfolds…

Illinois firefighters stand idle while man drowns (Video)

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As we look at the policy of an ice rescue, it seems as if some time might be spent looking into a clear and engaging public relations policy which might better manage this horrific tragedy.

“Warning: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.”

“Warning: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.” That’s the disclaimer shown at the beginning of this video just posted in YouTube by NewsWorking out of Pennsylvania. On NewsWorking’s website, an accompanying article tells of firefighters arriving to a woman telling them her husband went back into their […]

Fatal Middletown OH Technical Rescue- One Firefighter Pulled From Hole Not Breathing

One firefighter critical, another injured in rescue attempt this morning in Middletown, Ohio

They found their brother.

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The body of Donald “Donnie” Adkins, a Glasgow, WV firefighter was located just after noon on Friday, following nearly a week of searching after he was swept away while attempting a water rescue in Raleigh County.

Chicago FD rescues two of their own in this awesome 1980 video

Chicago Fire Department rescues two of their own the old-fashioned way-

climb on up and drag them out.

The Ghosts of Fires Past

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Again, more tangible proof that the Worcester 6 (and others like them) have not died in vain…

If We Do What We’ve Always Done, We’ll Get What We’ve Always Gotten…

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I went to the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports page from NIOSH and randomly picked 5 of the reports with deaths involving fire suppression. I was looking for patterns. Guess what I found….

So These Two Chevy’s Meet on the Street…

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It wasn’t too long ago that crumple zones never existed and an air bag was just another derogatory term used to describe a (insert noun here).

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John Mitchell

Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago

Toledo prayers



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