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21 Extraordinary Acts of Heroism: Carnegie Medals Announced

21 people were named Wednesday by the Carnegie Hero Fund to receive the Carnegie medal, given to those who risk their lives to an...
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Ten Kids Who Showed Us How to Act in 2010

There are traits we wish we could teach our kids -- like generosity, bravery, and honesty -- that are especially inspiring, particularly in a...
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9-year-old Boy Saves Burning Sister

Even firefighters are calling a little boy from Harrisburg, Illinois a hero. He saved his little sister's life after her hair, face, and arms...
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Man Gives Puppy Mouth-To-Mouth After Fire Rescue

Three dogs are safe after being rescued during an apartment fire in Houston this week. Firefighters took action once they realized three...
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Donations for Haiti Pour in at Fla. Fire Station (Video)

From water to generators, Miami firefighters have collected an assortment of goods for the relief effort in Haiti. As they dropped off their...
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Firemen Deliver Pizza With Smoke Detectors

Not only do the brave firefighters in Wausau, Wis. help to save lives, they are helping to deliver pizza! The fire...
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Hundreds of Thousands to Participate in National Day of Service Tomorrow

Inspired by the massive outpouring of volunteers helping out in the days and months after the World Trade Center tragedy, Congress and the President...
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Bobcat Bonds With Fawn After CA Fire Rescue

While thousands of firefighters devoted their time to containing the Jesusita wildfire raging near Santa Barbara, one group of rescue workers worked around...
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2 Window Washers Rescued from 37th Floor

Two window washers clinging to a dangling platform 37 stories up on a downtown Boston building were rescued by firefighters Wednesday. ...
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Man Rescues Ducklings From Ledge… and Other Duck Rescues

It's that time of year again, when humans step in to save baby ducklings from busy highways or storm drains or ledges....
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Thai ‘Spider-Man’ to the Rescue on Window Ledge

A Bangkok firefighter dressed up as the comic book superhero Spider-Man to rescue an eight-year-old boy who had climbed on to a third-floor window...
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10 Most Inspiring Stories for 2008

These are some of top good news stories from last year that really tugged at the heartstrings. They were also ten of the most...
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Dog Rescued From Frozen Missouri River

Black Eagle firefighters scaled a railroad trestle to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice into the freezing Missouri River this afternoon....
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Hero Dog Nearly Dies Saving Kittens From House Fire

In Australia a terrier has surprised and delighted fire-fighters by refusing to leave a litter of newborn kittens caught in a raging house fire....
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Puppy Rescued from Well After 3 Hours

A Texas puppy fell into a 75-foot deep well and it took firefighters more than 3 hours to get...
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9-Year-Old Toy Philanthropist Still Going Strong

"Ashlee Smith, the 9-year-old who started to collect toys for kids who have lost everything in fires, is now about to become a nonprofit...

A Black Cat is Good Luck for Family

"A cat's caterwauling during a pre-dawn house fire may have saved the lives of five family members, a firefighter said. A woman awoke to...
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Top Ten Pet Stories of 2007

I compiled this list for the Ellen DeGeneres show and suggested they ask their audience to vote (with  cheers) for the Top Pet Hero...

Mexican ‘Bomberos’ Helping California Wildfire Effort

More than three dozen Mexican firefighters have been tackling California's wildfires in what officials say is the first time firemen from south of the...

Teen Rescued After Dangling from Cliff

She went to retrieve a flip-flop about 20 feet below a ledge, with a "straight drop-off into the abyss below." "Not knowing how much...