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Firefighter rescued as a baby in 2008 Sichuan earthquake pays it forward in rescue of his own

  • A firefighter who rescued a baby in the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China revealed that he was also rescued by a firefighter as a child in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
  • Sichuan was hit by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Monday which was followed by aftershocks continuing into Tuesday, killing 86 people and injuring more than 270.
  • The firefighter was photographed holding the baby and helping villagers.

Photos of a firefighter cradling a two-month-old survivor of the recent Sichuan earthquake led to the revelation that the man was also rescued as a child by a firefighter in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan on Monday, followed by 2.9-magnitude aftershocks throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. State media reported on Thursday that the death toll has risen to 86 people while 270 more have been injured and 35 remain missing.

China is So Cold, Firemen Are Getting Free ‘Ice Armor’

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Chinese firefighters were surprised to find out their gear turned into ice armor as they extinguished a fire in Altay, Northwest China’s, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The temperature at the time was below minus 30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit), according to China Daily. The incredibly low temperature froze their gear to the point that they stood upright after taking them off – giving the impression that they had donned ice armor.

Family of FDNY Medic Killed in Hit-and-Run Offers $25,000 Reward to Find Killer

Kevin Liang, a New York Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (FDNY EMT), was laid to rest on Tuesday after being killed in a hit-and-run on September 30. His family is now offering a $25,000 reward for whoever can help identify the suspect.

The 27-year-old FDNY medic, a soon-to-be firefighter, was believed to have been struck by a dark-colored sedan as he was driving on the Kosciuszko Bridge in September at around 8 p.m.

Taiwanese Homeowner Stops Rescuers From Saving Dying Man Because of Asian Superstition

Firefighters in Taiwan encountered a delay in their attempt to rescue an injured man after a superstitious homeowner reportedly refused to let them pass through. Her reason? She didn’t want her house to become “unlucky.”

The rescue team’s first responders who needed to reach a man in a back alley were stopped by the owner the house. The owner’s decision delayed the rescue by about 15 minutes, rescuers stated.

Chinese Firefighter Wows the Internet With His Immense Appetite for Instant Noodles

A handsome young firefighter made jaws drop after photos of him swallowing mouthfuls of instant noodles surfaced online.

The Chinese firefighter, Bu Wenming, has been attracting attention for the impressive amount of instant noodles that he can stomach. NetEase reported that before the incident, Bu and the rest of his fire fighting team had been partaking in intensive training which lasted for two days.