FL Firefighter Rescues Terrified Goat From 30-Foot-Deep Sinkhole

Good News Notes: “Firefighters diligently train for a variety of risky rescues they might encounter on the job, but this was definitely a first for firefighter Adam Hudson of the High Springs Fire Department. On Sunday just after 2:30 p.m., Hudson’s fire crew, based in Alachua County in north-central Florida, home of Florida State University, was…

Local student giving back to firefighters

Good News Notes: “When Heights High School senior Bridget Martinez was assigned a community service project as part of her International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Heights High School, her thoughts immediately jumped to firefighters. “They’re our community protectors,” she said. “I just want to make sure that they feel appreciated and that the community gets…

Cincinnati firefighters save dog Gertie stuck in concrete walls

Good News Notes: “A dog that had been missing for five days was found on Sunday after firefighters saved it from being stuck between two concrete walls. The dog, Gertie, went missing on Tuesday after owner Connie Frick told WXIX her dog ran into the woods and didn’t return. She made posters for the missing dog and put them…

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,…