Category Archives: special-operations

Caught On Video: Kingsport (TN) Firefighters Rescue Woman From River

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Kingsport Tennessee firefighters were dispatched to a woman stranded on the roof of her car in the middle of the Holston River. Witnesses state the driver drove down a hill and into the river without ever slowing down. Our guess is that she was updating her status on Facebook. The entire rescue was caught on […]

The Ultimate Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Situational Internet Resource List

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his is a growing list of online resources from around the globe the provide the detailed, 24 hour coverage of the Japan disasters.

RAW VIDEO: Cell Phone Tower Fire Response And Mitigation

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Here is a fire response you don’t get everyday! A dual tier cellular phone tower with some sort of electrical fire extending from the base to the antennae. This tower fire occurred over the weekend and was located near the border of Wall, Tinton Falls and Neptune, New Jersey.

DISASTER STRIKES! Live In A FEMA Trailer Or Daiwa’s New EDV-01 Robotic House?

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Let’s assume a major hurricane similar to Katrina has struck Louisiana coast wiping out all utility centers, shelters, roads and other sources of relief. FEMA is faced with the reality of housing tens of thousands of people AND providing them electricity, showers, bathrooms and other conveniences that Americans demand. If you were the refugee you […]

New Device Lets You Turn Your Cellphone Into A Satellite Communicator!

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[fblike]Another gadget from CES that may be of interest to those in the emergency services is the inexpensive SPOT Communicator. The little device connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone and allows you to call for help, update Facebook and Twitter, send global satellite messages and transmit your coordinates from anywhere.

New Sony Handycam w/ Built-In Projector

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[fblike]The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is like porn to many of us. Weeding through the gadgets separating what’s ‘neat’ from what’s useful can be difficult. However, Sony has come up with something that could be of use to us in the emergency services.

This Data Drive Might Be Firefighter Proof

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[fblike]There is a new portable data drive on the marketing from ioSafe. The manufacturer makes all of the standard claims, but goes the step further by proving it! At the Consumer Electronics Show yesterday, ioSafe demoed their drive by dunking it in water, dropping it, and even shooting at it with a shotgun!

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