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Firefighters Injured, Families Left Homeless After Bronx Blaze

“We had fire in four buildings throughout this operation,” said FDNY Chief Ron Spadafora.


Upper East Side Scaffolding Collapse - New York, NY - Apr 13, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Exclusive: Engineer Rescued From Scaffold Collapse Speaks Out

“One side of the scaffold started to slip very fast. I don’t know what happened or why. It just started to slip very fast,” said Anmar Mohammed of Astoria.


A scaffold dangles off a building on East 65th Street on Apr. 13, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Emergency Crews Rescue Workers From High-Rise Scaffold Collapse In Manhattan

The scaffold hung precariously 17 stories high as emergency rescue personnel responded to the scene just as one of the workers was trying to get into the building through a window.


160 puppies arrived in Armonk safely on March 27, 2012 after being rescued from Midwestern puppy mills (credit: CBS 2)

160 Dogs Rescued From Midwest Puppy Mills Arrive In New York

The breeds range from Yorkshire terriers to Boxers. Other breeds included papillons, poodles, Tibentan terriers, French bulldogs and Maltese.


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S.I. Woman Rescued After Falling Into Cistern In New Brighton

Officials say the woman and her husband had recently purchased the home and were doing a survey in the back of the house when the woman fell 12 feet down into a cistern after some floorboards gave way.


An obese man was removed from his home after rescuers cut out a second-floor window in his Center Moriches residence (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Obese Man Rescued Through 2nd Floor Window After Falling In Center Moriches Home

Police received a call at about 9:25 a.m. this morning that the man had fallen in an upstairs bathroom in a home at 40 Railroad Avenue.


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Jersey City Manhole Rescue Turns Out To Be False Alarm

Turns out it was a false alarm. After spending three hours scrambling to rescue what was believed to be a man who fell down a manhole in Jersey City, rescuers came up with garbage.


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Spilled Fuel From Capsized Boat In Manasquan Inlet Dissipating

A 64-foot fishing boat capsized in the Manasquan Inlet early Wednesday. The Coast Guard received a radio distress call from a crewman aboard the Atlantic Traveler just before 5 a.m. saying a hydraulic hose had snapped.


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Firefighters Receiving Training On Hybrid Electric Cars

With more and more hybrid electric cars on the roads, fire companies are faced with new challenges.


A firefighter speaks to passengers trapped in an elevator at 181st Street on April 8, 2011. (credit: YouTube)

YouTube Video Shows People Trapped In Elevator At 181st St. Subway Station

A group of 28 straphangers got the scare of their lives in Washington Heights.


Two children jumped from a fourth floor window to escape a raging fire at East 228th Street at White Plains Road in the Bronx. (Photo: CBS 2)

Kids Jump From 4th Floor Window To Escape Bronx Blaze

Bystanders with cell phones were able to capture flames bursting through the fourth floor windows of the burning apartment house, where two children jumped out of a window.


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Hempstead Comes To The Rescue In Snowstorm

For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.


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Elderly Man Rescued After Jumping From Ferry

A 71-year-old man who jumped off a New York-bound SeaStreak Ferry was quickly rescued from the frigid ocean waters by the quick-acting crew.


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Investigation Continues After Pit Bull Rescue In N.Y.

The pit bulls were found last weekend by firefighters responding to a small fire that was set in the building.


Jose Henriquez smiles after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine (AP Photo/Alex Ibanez, Chilean Presidential Press Office)

Rescue Completed As Last Chilean Miner Emerges

The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night completing the rescue.