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California fire officials say boy who died after crash received proper care 
Contra Costa Fire District officials defended their agency's response this week after the family of a 14-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car said it had taken too long for the teen to be taken to a hospital, a trip that was further delayed by foggy skies and morning commute traffic. The family of Christopher Gonzalez has questioned how long it took emergency crews to transport the teen, who was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Clayton Road at Detroit Avenue on Feb. 18. It took about 16 minutes from the time of the crash for Gonzalez to be taken from the scene in an ambulance, according to dispatch recordings. A medical helicopter initially called for by ConFire officials was canceled about 90 seconds later because of the dense fog surrounding the area that day, according to Contra Costa Fire Marshal Robert Marshall.
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Delaware firefighter saves drowning girl 
When Minh Nguyen ran out of his home the afternoon of Jan. 25, he heard a little girl screaming "Don't let me die! Don't let me die!" The longtime Christiana Fire Company volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician is being hailed as a hero for saving the 8-year-old's life after she walked onto an ice-covered pond in Bear and plunged into the water. But he says his mother-in-law and wife played vital roles in the rescue. Nguyen, also a full-time firefighter and his wife, Michelle, also an EMT and Christiana volunteer, were busy the day it happened.   
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
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Golden Valley Fire District (AZ) - Golden Valley Firefighters, Paramedics and the GVFD Technical Rescue Team responded in force with Mohave Valley Fire, MCSO and Search & Rescue to rescue a Mohave County Public Works supervisor who drove over the edge of a steep cliff on the Oatman Highway west of Ed’s Camp. The County worker who was the only occupant, ended up approximately 150 feet over the embankment.
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