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How Did Firefighters Protect Themselves Before the Respirators was Invented?

The history of the firefighter began in ancient Rome in the third century, during the reign of Augustus. There is evidence of firefighting in Ancient Egypt before that. Marcus Licinius Crassus established the first Roman fire department. But did you know how firefighters protect themselves before the respirators were invented?  Before the invention of respirators, …

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Chowchilla

What Happened During The 1976 Chowchilla Mass Kidnapping?

The Chowchilla kidnapping was the mass abduction of 26 children from the ages 5 to 14 including their bus driver in Chowchilla, California. What happened during this horrific incident? In 1976, three men abducted a school bus driver and 26 children. The kidnappers then buried them alive inside a box truck and tried to get  …

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Kids for Cash

What is the “Kids for Cash” Scandal?

Most states in America allow juveniles from the age of eight to be sent to jail, but only for very rare cases. However, in other states, there is no age limit at all. The decision is often left to the judges. But in 2009 a scandal was revealed that definitely shocked the justice system of …

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Firefighters

How Do Firefighters Make Water Wetter?

Firefighting has been an integral part of rescue services for centuries. These highly trained individuals are trusted in their service with full capacity and knowledge of the procedure. They are in charge of controlling and putting out fires as well as responding to certain emergencies that involves life, property, and the environment. Over the years, …

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Firefighters that responded to last year’s fire at Notre Dame knew which works of art to rescue and in which order following a protocol developed for such a disaster.

Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire Eight restoration scientists put on hard hats and heavy-duty boots and stepped inside the blackened shell of Notre Dame de Paris, the world’s most famous cathedral. Ten days earlier, a fire had swept through its attic, melted its roof, and sent …

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In 1981, a California doctor worked around the clock to save the life of a (3.2 lb) premature baby boy. Exactly 30 years later, that baby (now a Paramedic/Firefighter) saved the life of the doctor when a semi struck his car.

Dr. Michael Shannon This is a true story about coming full circle in life and how the world is a lot smaller than it seems. Some find the facts too hard to imagine, and others believe it’s a miracle featuring fated twin events. There are two main characters to the story, Dr. Michael Shannon and …

In 1981, a California doctor worked around the clock to save the life of a (3.2 lb) premature baby boy. Exactly 30 years later, that baby (now a Paramedic/Firefighter) saved the life of the doctor when a semi struck his car. Read More »