PA Firefighters Save Couple’s Wedding after Resort Fire

Good News Notes: “A couple’s wedding day was salvaged thanks to the efforts of Pennsylvania crews who battled a fire that destroyed the guest house of a historic hotel resort Thursday. The fire broke out at about 8 p.m. in a nine-room carriage house at the Normandy Farm Hotel in Blue Bell, WPVI-TV reports. Caitlin Kerezsi…

Firefighters Rescue Swan Stranded On Frozen Westport River

Good News Notes: “The firefighter was able to grab the swan, withstanding ‘a wing to the head and some pecks to the hands.’ After returning to shore, the swan was brought to the animal control officer. ‘This offered a good training opportunity, as well as keeping the public off the ice, who were trying to…

Suisun City Firefighter Rescues Guinea Pig That Got Head Stuck In Cage

Good News Notes: “Firefighters often respond to a multitude of rescue calls, but this one in Suisun City came right to their station. The stuck guinea pig. (Credit: Suisun City Fire Department) Suisun City Fire says a family came by Station 47 on Tuesday afternoon for help. The problem? Their guinea pig had gotten its…

Meet Autumn, the baby born on a Kelligrews porch

Good News Notes: “The newest member of the Coffin family in Kelligrews recently made a memorable entrance into the world, arriving in a whirlwind before the family could even consider trying to make it out their front door. Jason Coffin was asleep around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday when his wife, Sarina, woke him up, saying her water had just broken.  ‘She said,…

12-year-old honoed by Herrin FD for heroic act

Good News Notes: “A Herrin 12-year-old was honored Monday evening at the Herrin City Council meeting for a heroic act derived from skills he learned as a third grader. Herrin Fire Chief Shawn Priddy presented Jacobie Stubbs with a certificate recognizing his quick thinking and response to a fire in Stubbs’ home. On Oct. 20,…

Firefighters support cancer research foundation with charity fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Whether battling a fire, giving emergency medical assistance, or helping support a worthy cause, firefighters in North Alabama are there to help. Regina Bodine and Jason Veres are among North Alabama volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to help their neighbors when 911 calls get made. Their respective fire…

Off-duty volunteer fire fighters save family from house fire

Good News Notes: “The Pikesville Fire Company say a few of their volunteers rescued a family from a house fire. PVFC says Kathleen Resnick – a nurse at a local hospital – and Glenn Resnick – owner of a local business – were enjoying a leisurely breakfast at their Pikesville house, when their department pagers…

2 Crooked River Ranch residents escape house fire; firefighters rescue 2 cats

Good News Notes: “Two Crooked River Ranch residents awakened by smoke alarms were able to escape their burning home Tuesday morning, and firefighters found and rescued two cats, also unharmed, officials said. The first fire engine to arrive at the double-wide manufactured around 7:30 a.m. found heavy smoke coming from the home, Assistant Fire Chief…

Peoria firefighters rescue man from Bob Michel Bridge

Good News Notes: “Firefighters rescued a man from the Bob Michel Bridge early Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched about 1:15 a.m. to the bridge that spans the Illinois River and connects Peoria with East Peoria. When they arrived, they discovered a man on the catwalk beneath the bridge deck and above the water, near the…

Watch FL Firefighter Rappel Building to Save Window Washer

Good News Notes: “A window washer dangled for close to an hour about 15 stories up at the Old Port Cove condo in North Palm Beach before firefighters rappelled down and rescued him, authorities said. The man had been washing windows at the condo’s 23-story Lake Point Tower, 100 Lakeshore Drive, when the line he…