Hero fighters rescue Atlanta mom, children from burning apartment

 Good News Notes: “Atlanta firefighters say it took a combination of teamwork and training to successfully rescue a young mother and her two children from a burning apartment fire on Cleveland Avenue in the early morning hours of January 17.” “Officials are also applauding the actions of two particular firefighters  – Dustin Sikes, a rookie…

Humble joins in fire relief efforts with a charity bundle of Australian games

Good News Notes: “Humble this week joined the growing number of companies that have pledged to support Australia as it combats catastrophic bushfires. A  limited-edition Humble Bundle, called the Australia Fire Relief Bundle, was announced on Thursday. The collection of 29 PC games is available for a minimum donation of $25, with all proceeds going…

Asheville Hero Reunites With Veteran He Saved From Fire.

 Good News Notes: “Douglas Tribble said he simply did the right thing when he rescued a man from a burning building. ‘All I told him was, ‘Tony, c’mon. We’ve got to get out of here!’ said Tribble, the News 13 Person of the Week. ‘Once I got him out of the hallway, the whole apartment…

Mama Bulldog and Puppies Saved by Firefighters in San Bernardino County

Good News Notes: “A mama bulldog and her six puppies were recovering after firefighters saved them from a burning garage in San Bernardino County early Friday.  The fire erupted Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the 9700 block of Tangelo Ave. in Bloomington. ‘All I could hear were the puppies crying and the mom barking,’ Isaiah Baldonado…

Two dogs rescued from house fire in Montgomery County

Good News Notes: “Two dogs were rescued from a house fire in Montgomery County Friday.” “According to Chief Drew Smith and the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, a call came in reporting a structure fire in the 400 block of Aurora Lane around 5 p.m. According to a neighbor, the son of the family who lives…

Woman rescues injured koala from wildfire

 Good News Notes: “The country’s koala populations have been a major victim of the flames, with more than 350 of the marsupials feared killed in a major habitat.” “Population estimates for koalas, native to Australia, vary widely, from as few as 50,000 to little more than 100,000.” “Australia is prone to bushfires in its dry,…

NYPD officers climb fire escape, rescue dog from Washington Heights fire

Good News Notes: “The flames broke out in an apartment building on Fort George Avenue in Washington Heights around 5 a.m” “Police say the officers, identified only by their last names — Torres and Harrington — climbed up the fire escape and banged on windows to tell residents to get out.” “Then, the officers came…

Make way for ducklings: firefighters save 20,000 baby birds

 Good News Notes: “Firefighters in Hungary acted fast to save 20,000 ducklings from a barn fire.” “After working to extinguish the blaze, firefighters used buckets to scoop up the ducklings, which had huddled together for safety, making them easier to catch.” “After being examined by a veterinarian, firefighters carefully placed the ducklings in another barn…

Dog wakes Vacaville family when their house catches fire, police say

 Good News Notes: “A Vacaville family has their dog to thank for helping them get out of their house when it caught fire overnight.” “Police and firefighters went to a home on Kinsale Court around midnight Sunday after getting several 911 calls about a fire, according to the Vacaville Police Department.  Meanwhile, Maggie, a 6-year-old…

Firefighter saves unconscious cat from Kirkdale warehouse blaze

Good News Notes: “Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue were called to a waste disposal site on Foster Street, Kirkdale, on 6 October.” “While tackling the blaze, firefighter Stuart Watterson spotted the unconscious feline and cut it free.” “An RSPCA officer then rushed the cat, which was later named Smokie, to Alder Veterinary Hospital for…