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Trapped in 10 Ft. Deep Trench – Ventura Fire Dept. Rescue Construction Worker

Trapped in 10 Ft. Deep Trench – Ventura Fire Dept. Rescue Construction Worker

A subcontractor was finishing work at new housing tract under development in the East end of Ventura and inadvertently fell into a 10 foot deep, 2 foot wide, electrical utility trench adjacent to Wells Road. No one was around to see the fall of the 38 year old man. Since very few people were on […]

‘A true testament to a mother’s will’ saving her daughter, but not herself, from Harvey’s floods

‘A true testament to a mother’s will’ saving her daughter, but not herself, from Harvey’s floods

HOUSTON — Rescuers who spotted a child’s bag floating in East Texas floodwaters near Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon soon made a grim discovery: a 3-year-old girl clinging to the lifeless body of her mother. “They saw the little pink backpack sticking out of the water,” Beaumont Police Officer Hailey Morrow said. The pair were floating […]

Pilot Flies 750 Miles to Save a Dog That Was Given 24 Hours to Live

Pilot Flies 750 Miles to Save a Dog That Was Given 24 Hours to Live

While dogs might be man’s best friend, this man is now definitely the best friend of Lisa the pup. Lisa, also known as Adrienne, is a 2-year-old dog who was rescued by the Granville County Animal Shelter in Oxford, North Carolina when she was found on the streets with a severe bladder prolapse. Because the […]

Yesterday’s bungee jump ride rescue at the Fair

Yesterday’s bungee jump ride rescue at the Fair

Ventura City Fire personnel responded to multiple reports of a person hanging upside down from an amusement park bungee-jump ride. The first arriving unit reported an approximately 19 y/o M subject who had been hanging by his feet for approximately 20 minutes, attached by a bungee cord to a metal cage suspended from a crane […]

Brave UPS Driver Rushes Into Burning Home to Save Family

Brave UPS Driver Rushes Into Burning Home to Save Family

The UPS slogan, “What can brown do for you”, was never so relevant as when this driver promptly delivered a family from disaster. Paul Pereira was on the last stop of his route in Haverhill, Massachusetts when he noticed smoke pouring from the door of a nearby household. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> While neighbors stood by […]

Teens Are Instant Heroes For Saving a Boy Who Fell Off a Cliff

Teens Are Instant Heroes For Saving a Boy Who Fell Off a Cliff

Two teen boys are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a child who had tumbled over a cliff and into freezing waters last Wednesday. 14-year-old Riley John and 16-year-old Seth Gerrin were wandering through Cope Park in Juneau, Alaska when they saw a 5-year-old boy fall down a 15-foot slope and hit his head […]

Firefighter Rescues Blind Dog Lost in Woods for 8 days, Refuses Reward

Firefighter Rescues Blind Dog Lost in Woods for 8 days, Refuses Reward

Firefighter Dan Estrada is being hailed as a hero after he took a leisurely stroll into the woods only to emerge with a beloved blind family dog – who had been missing for eight days – slung over his shoulders. 12-year-old Sage the dog had been reported missing from his family home in San Lorenzo […]

Person Swept Away by Swift Water / Three Rescued in Newbury Park

Person Swept Away by Swift Water / Three Rescued in Newbury Park

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release One person was swept away by swift water and three people were rescued Friday afternoon when heavy rains quickly flooded the barranca area west of the 1200 block of Camino Dos Rios in Thousand Oaks. Officers with the Thousand Oaks Police Department, the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Sheriff’s Search […]

Woman slips on fire road is injured — Airship flies her to safety

Woman slips on fire road is injured — Airship flies her to safety

Ventura City Fire Crews and AMR Ambulance arrived in the park, gathered equipment, and hiked up to the location of the fall victim. Ventura City Fire Paramedics started advanced life support and provided intravenous therapy, splinting, and pain medication administration and directed additional rescue crews to come to their location to help transport the victim […]

Paw Works Child Pet Ambassadors Spread the Word

Paw Works Child Pet Ambassadors Spread the Word

At Paw Works, we’re hoping that a powerful community of kids will eventually put us out of business, and we’re investing time and energy to help that happen. “We believe that the next generation of animal caretakers will help create humane solutions to pet overpopulation,” explains Chad Atkins, cofounder of Paw Works. “Developing and nurturing […]

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