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  • Florida firefighters surprised by gunfire during attempt to extinguish house blaze
    VIDEO: Firefighters have a dangerous job to begin with, putting out risky and potentially deadly fires. They don’t expect to deal with gunfire in the process. A holiday fire call turned dangerous Monday night with first responders dodging bullets after Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews arrived to the scene of a house fire that was possibly started by fireworks.
    - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
  • Long-time volunteer firefighter kidnapped in Alabama ‘a super, super woman’
    The victim of yesterday’s Calhoun County kidnapping “could have been anyone,” according to Sheriff Matthew Wade. Instead, it was a woman known to most area law enforcement and emergency workers for almost three decades as a steady, steadying presence at crime scenes and accident sites. “She’s a super, super woman,” said Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown about Betty Cobb, 75, who was found Monday, bound with duct tape in the closet of an Anniston home hours after she was snatched from her home on Choccolocco Road in rural Calhoun County.
    - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
  • Firefighters Rescue Woman From Under Transit Bus in Connecticut
    VIDEO: Several firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped under a CT Transit bus in Stamford on Tuesday. The incident happened at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic streets about 3 p.m. Officials said they received several 911 calls reporting the incident. Responding officials said a woman was trapped under the front axle of a tandem-style CT Transit bus.
    - PUB DATE: 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
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