Officers, off-duty firefighter rescue elderly woman from burning home in Holbrook

Officers, off-duty firefighter rescue elderly woman from burning home in Holbrook

A group of first responders came to the rescue when they saved a woman from a fire on Long Island. Suffolk County Police Sergeant Charles Kelleher, Officer Krystin Reinhart and off-duty firefighter Brendan Smith of the Holtsville Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Dover Court in Holbrook.

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Baby boom: Oklahoma newborns and firefighter dads pose for heartwarming photos
WIVB-TV

There's a baby boom at a firehouse in Oklahoma. Seven of their bravest not only battle blazes, but also perform daddy duties — and there are adorable photos to show for it. Several firefighters at the Glenpool Fire Department have become fathers over the last year. Their wives wanted to commemorate the special occasion with group photos — even if the star subjects didn't always want to cooperate.

Dog kisses firefighter who rescued him from roof
WCNC-TV

"Even doggies need to be saved sometimes!" A photo from the Wells, Maine Police Department Facebook page is quickly going viral, and for good reasons. The photo shows a dog giving a firefighter kisses after being rescued from a roof in Wells, Maine.

Metro Las Vegas police giving out 'good' tickets
Las Vegas Now

Metro Police are handing out more tickets these days but it's not what you may think. They are keeping an eye out for people doing good in the community. You might say Metro is on a mission with the help of the LVMPD Foundation and the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. "Anytime somebody sees the badge and they get approached it makes people a little nervous," said Sgt. Braden Schrag, Metro. "Our good ticket program is to help us recognize the great work our community members are doing." They're...

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At 83, paramedic will return to work as soon as his hip heals
Zanesville Times Recorder

David Blackstone's footprint on emergency medical services spans four decades, multiple counties and hundreds of emergency personnel. "He has trained just about every EMT in Muskingum County and probably most of the EMTs in surrounding counties," said Craig Lewis, who helped organize an appreciation fund following Blackstone's recent surgery. At 83, Blackstone was the oldest working paramedic in Muskingum County until hip surgery forced his retirement earlier this year.

Young girl rescued after she drifted out to sea on an inflatable unicorn
The Telegraph

A young girl and her father were rescued after she was blown out to sea on an inflatable unicorn. The local coastguard issued a warning about the "dangers of inflatables" after the incident at Irvine Beach Park in Ayrshire, U.K. recently. Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team spotted the girl "some distance away from the shore," with her father swimming out to try to rescue her.

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