When her school bus started on fire Monday afternoon in College Park, Maryland, bus driver Reneita Smith made sure the 20 elementary school students onboard made it off safely. Not only did she help the each one of the 20 kids off the bus safely, she went back onto the burning bus to make sure everyone was out. Smith says, “As I’m driving that bus, they’re my babies. I’m their mom until I drop them off to their biological moms.” There were no injuries in the incident and the official cause is still being investigated.
[NBC Washington / Mark Brady]
Dashcam Footage From A Local Volunteer Firefighter
Over the weekend, more than 160 firefighters in New Zealand gathered at the Sky Tower in Auckland for the Memorial Firefighter Stair Climb, an event that commemorates “the New York City firefighters killed on 9/11 and the New Zealand Fire Service firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.” After reading the names of all 343 firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11, and the names of all 57 New Zealand firefighters who lost their lives while serving, firefighters performed a powerful and emotional Haka to honor those lost. Afterwards firefighters climbed 1,103 stairs to the top of the Sky Tower, some firefighters even climbed the stairs twice.
[New Zealand Fire Service / Yahoo New Zealand / NZ Herald]
The pursuit of this stolen big rig started at 10:30am PDT in Apple Valley, California. After driving more than 150 miles, the driver pulled into a rest area and surrendered peacefully. The tractor trailer was carrying an “ACT Enviro” trailer, a company that specializes in hazardous waste transportation and disposal.
Two months ago, creative group Glimpse launched a crowd-funded campaign with hopes to replace 86 adverts at the Clapham Common Tube station in south London with unbranded photos of cats. Glimpse successfully raised £23,000, which was enough for every ticket gateway, 54 escalator panels, and 14 large posters to be replaced with photos of cats. The advertising campaign, which aims to provide a positive, peaceful space, began on the 12th and will run for the next two weeks.
[CatsNotAds / Medium / Campaign / Matt Weatherall]