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North Carolina firefighter dies in blaze at own home 
A Nantahala firefighter died in a fire at his own home early on Friday, according to Macon County Emergency Services officials.  Nantahala Volunteer Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Briartown Church Road in Topton just before 1 a.m., where they found the house engulfed in flames.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and found the body of Stephen McCoy, 36, inside the home. McCoy was a member of Nantahala Fire and Rescue. County officials said McCoy was at home with his wife and two children at the time of the fire.  One of the children was airlifted from the scene with injuries and two other patients received medical treatment at the scene, officials said.
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Off-duty Florida firefighter rescues man from submerged car 
Volusia County firefighter Lt. Jeremiah Greathouse was on vacation in St. Augustine with his family, about to do some back-to-school shopping for his kids, when they watched a car hop a curb and drive straight into a retention pond. “I told my wife to call 9-1-1 and just dropped what I was doing,” Greathouse said in a phone interview Saturday. He said he and a couple of good Samaritans immediately went into the murky retention pond Friday afternoon near U.S. 1 and State Road 312 and could see the four-door sedan was filling up with water while an elderly man in the driver’s seat was still inside.
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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