The so-called Cajun Navy, a loose conglomerate of volunteer boat rescuers that first came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was eventually credited with saving some 10,000 people from the ensuing floods. Twelve years later, groups calling themselves the Cajun Navy are in Texas in the wake of Hurricane…
I know, generally, it’s a bad idea to let your toddler be locked in a car. In hot weather, kids can even die when trapped in a hot car. Even so, 14-month-old Brandon Green here thinks being locked in a car is a pretty good time. Which is good, because this little kook managed to do this all on his own.
In a video-taped incident reportedly occurring during Louisiana floods that killed at least three people by Saturday night, yells of “I’m drowning!” came from a nearly submerged Mazda Miata. Upon finding the car, a boater carried out an intense save of its driver—and her dog—once it sank.
Wildfires ravaging the oil fields around Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada have grown from 29 to over 330 square miles this week, triggering a provincial state of emergency and a mandatory mass-evacuation. Helicopters are taking point to scout routes while rescuers are escorting immense convoys of cars to safety.
“This didn’t work we were gonna get the boat,” Cole Geeo told WFAA 8 after rescuing his neighbors marooned in their homes by feet of floodwater.
Wildfires have been ravaging Oklahoma all week, with News 9 reporting more than 56,000 acres of the state up in smoke as of this writing. Their own journalists found this construction vehicle stuck in an embankment and got the operator to safety with seconds to spare.
Recovering a stuck truck is serious business; there’s a lot of weight and energy at work and if you don’t take safety seriously you can end up like these idiots: dodging a flying steel projectile for dear life.
Tire changes are an inevitability in long-distance off-road racing. They’re also somewhat labor intensive, costing the drivers’ precious time and energy. Not so much if you’ve got an on-board jacking system though!
The Hope Technik LF5G “Red Rhino” is based off a Chevy Colorado-cousin Isuzu D-Max, but with no doors and a giant water pump on the back it looks a whole lot cooler. And you thought you crammed a lot of accessories onto you Ranger back in high school.
Geneseo, NY Fire Chief Andrew Chanler told WHAM “alcohol fueled incidents take up most of his crew’s activity from Thursday night through weekend.” At least some of the drunks are taking it upon themselves to drive the ambulance. No, wait, that’s terrible.
Flash floods are one of the most powerful and therefor most dangerous things you can encounter outdoors. In this terrifying video, a group of hikers in Maui’s jungle is swept away.
Somewhere in Slovakia a storm drain was... chirping. Authorities showed up to investigate, found a female mallard pacing around it, put two-and-two together, and commenced operation Pull Some Dumb Ducks Out Of The Drain. Don’t worry, it works out and this video will cheer you up.
I am OK, but Nepal is not. The part of the country that got hit the hardest is the remote Gorkha district. Many small towns and villages are still not included in any government search and rescue effort. This is one of many stories from the area: One day, six volunteers and two villages.
A Washington police officer pulled a family to safety just before their car was overturned by a wave on Tuesday evening.
The highways of storm-ravaged north Texas have been exceptionally slippery this year, and constantly shut down by large crashes. So the good samaritans of the Chisholm Jeep Club have been posting up, winches ready, waiting for stuck citizens to save.
The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C.
Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof.
If you're struck by a heart attack, nothing means more to your survival than rescuer response time. With this flying ambulance drone in action, the odds of coming back from cardiac arrest could improve from 8 percent to 80.
With no dispatcher, no police escort, and rudimentary protective gear, Mr. Kamara shunts his secondhand ambulance through the chaos of Monrovia, Liberia in a desperate effort stifle the ebola epidemic at its source. But the odds are only getting longer.
Duracell Batteries has a fleet of disaster response vehicles called "Power Forward" that swoop in during mass power outages to bring people what they probably want more than anything; a chance to charge their phone and check Facebook. This storm season, new rigs trucks are joining the fleet to go even deeper.