First responders in Springdale got some special training Thursday that could help save their own lives.
During the session, firefighters performed a maneuver called the Columbus Drill.
This is when a firefighter falls into the basement of a burning house and other firefighters use a hose to pull the fallen fireman out of the basement.
Battalion Chief Blake Holt says this maneuver could help bring the brave first responders home.
"When an event occurs, an emergency event. We don't want that to be the first time we've experienced something similar. You need training and or past experience or a combination of those to react and be efficient," Holt said.
The training took place at a house donated by Springdale Water Utilities.
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The estate of Le Yang, who died at age 7 on January 19, 2015, from injuries suffered in a January 14, 2013, drowning incident following a delayed emergency response, has been awarded more than $17 million against Candance Middleton, the former City of Little Rock 911 call taker who mishandled the 911 call.
On January 14, 2013, Jinglei Yi, and her then five-year-old son Le Yang, were driving to Le’s preschool when her SUV hit a patch of black ice near the intersection of Capitol Hill Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue/Rushmore Avenue in Little Rock. Jinglei’s SUV left the roadway and ended up in a pond just south of Capitol Hill Boulevard.
Three volunteer fire departments fought a fully involved house fire at 115 Cleo St. into the early morning hours Wednesday.
The cause of the fire, which destroyed the residence, was still under investigation, Piney Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Scott Miser said, noting he has received reports the structure did not have electricity for three months, and its sole resident was living off generators kept in the house.
Miser said the male resident was transported to an area hospital for unrelated causes prior to the fire's start. Miser said he plans to ask the resident if there was a heat source in his house that could be tied back to the incident.
An Arkansas woman was airlifted to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock after a fire Thursday that appeared suspicious, officials said.
The fire at 407 S. Harris Road in the Pearcy area started before 10 a.m. and destroyed the one-story storage building, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported Friday.
As firefighters arrived and began to attempt to control the blaze, a woman emerged from a side window, the newspaper reported.
The woman was treated on scene before being airlifted to Little Rock. There was no immediate update on her condition on Friday.
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