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2012 Maydays

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A year of communication we hate to hear, but train to say.

Hyattsville Working:Truck 1 Supports Technical Rescue

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Three teens rescued from rising storm waters underneath 4th Battalion bridge.

Manhattan Scaffolding Rescue Highlights Agency Rivalry and Risk Management Decisions

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“We have some of the best training and the best equipment to do this.”

This Day in LODD, Structure Fire HistoryDisorientation, Radio Problems and RITs Driven Out, Missouri 1999

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En route to the scene, the victim had advised the IC that they might have radio problems, due to past experiences with their radios in this type of structure.

Allentown Collyer Mansion Job:Excavator Special-Called to Hoarder Fire

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10 hours later a excavator takes off Side Alpha.

Images from Leslie Collapse, MaydayCourtesy Michigan Fireground

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10 injured. For some, that’s two companies. For others, it’s half the department.

“It Just Wasn’t Our Day, I Guess”

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A number of men moved up to the balcony to attack the fire which had made its way to the auditorium ceiling just below the roof.

Collyer Mansion: Los Angeles Fatal

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“They made an aggressive interior attack on the home and were hindered by pack rat conditions. – They made an initial search and rescue, a primary search and rescue, and were unable to find any way inside.”

Boston Tower 10 Working:Tower Company Called to Construction Site Medic-Local

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Construction site heart attack brings out the tower.

Boston Working: Hyde Park Blast

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Engine 49 on the scene, with a pile of…rubble.

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