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British Firefighters Free Training Officer from His Own Handcuffs

An officer in Northamptonshire—a city in central England—had to have firefighters snip him out of a jam involving his own handcuffs early Tuesday.

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Connecticut Officer, Firefighter Square Off in Chicken Wing Eating Contest

With the goal of receiving $1,000 to donate to the charity of the agency's choice, a firefighter with the Manchester Fire Department and an officer with the Manchester Police Department stared down two giant platters of barbeque chicken wings at a local grocery store on Wednesday morning.

New Zealand Firefighters Honor 9/11 First Responders with Haka

A video of the performance shows the firefighters performing the haka under the Sky Tower in Auckland, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

Crowd Attacks NYPD Officers Outside Apartment Fire

The fight between officers and residents started as crowds refused to make way as the officers demanded they move. Police say a 39-year-old woman ripped an officer’s body camera off and threw it to the ground, while another person threw a carton of milk at the officers before running off.

Video: California Firefighters Rescue Rookie Officer Trapped in Back of Squad

Firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were called to assist an officer with the Antioch Police Department who was inadvertently locked in the back of a police car. The incident occurred during a training exercise where officers were to respond to a school campus.

Lake Assault Boats to Build Versatile Patrol and Emergency Response Craft for PA Unit

The City of Pittsburgh (PA) River Rescue Unit has selected Lake Assault Boats to construct a 30-foot EMS river rescue vessel. "This new rescue vessel will respond to just about any emergency – from a medical situation on a river cruise ship, to a SWAT team's mission or a fire on a fishing boat," said Division Chief Raymond S. Everitt.

Wisconsin Firefighter Killed, Police Officer Wounded in Shooting

A firefighter is dead and a police officer was wounded when gunfire broke out during a call for assistance at a transit center in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Wednesday. A third person was also injured in the incident.

1 Thing to be More Outraged Over than the Jussie Smollett Debacle

Am I outraged about the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett being summarily dropped? Sure, but I'm also utterly unsurprised. Here's something that recently happened which did surprise me, and has me pretty hot under the collar.

Police, Firefighters See Flag Flying Upside Down, Partner to Fix it

An officer with the Independence (MO) Police Department was on patrol when he noticed that the top part of an American flag had come apart from the flag pole it was flying from, causing the stars and stripes to fly upside down.

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Mississippi Officer Loses Material Possessions in Tragic House Fire

An officer with the Wiggins (MS) Police Department and his fiancé had most of their possessions burned in a fire that ripped through their home on Sunday.