posts tagged with Rescue

FedEx Contractor Rescues Police Officer Under Attack

mike-elgas.png Mike Elgas, a driver for Wkforce, Inc, Service Provider to FedEx Ground, risked his own life to save the life of a police officer who was being assaulted.

It all started as an ordinary day as Mike stopped for breakfast on his way to work in Las Vegas, NV. While eating he noticed a belligerent customer overpower a police officer, knock him to the ground...

“Ben the Bear” – A Personal Account

ben_bathing.png At FedEx, every shipment has its own unique story. It could be someone’s wedding gown, life-saving medical supplies…and sometimes, a bear! Earlier this month, I was privileged to be part of the team that rescued a black bear-grizzly hybrid named “Ben.” As a relatively new FedEx team member, I’d heard the many stories of how FedEx had helped rescue abused animals from deplorable conditions. Now, I had the chance to help give Ben a quality of life he had never before experienced.

Moving the Chilean Miners' rescue capsule from Point A to Point B – that’s it! Or is that all that’s really involved?

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FedEx Express was selected a few months ago by the Chilean Copper Corporation (CODELCO) and the Ministry of Mining for the Republic of Chile as the Official Carrier of the Fénix capsule used to rescue miners trapped in the San Jose mine last year.

We took on the responsibility to move the capsule, all 14 feet and 800 pounds of it to Canada, Germany and Washington, D.C. – where it is getting ready to be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History beginning Friday in an exhibition titled “Against All Odds”.

FedEx moves big things…and the Chilean miners' rescue Fenix Capsule is BIG!

Capsule being lowered into the Nelson Crate.jpg How do you move an 800-pound, 14-foot long capsule around the world? Very carefully, that’s how. That was the challenge that FedEx was presented when it was selected as the Official Carrier of the Fénix capsule used to rescue miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile last year as it toured from the U.S. to Canada and Germany.

FedEx transports big things all the time, so we knew from the start it that we could do it. But we were carrying an item (if you can call something that big an item) that is a source of national pride for Chile - and we wanted to give it the best ride possible.

The View From the Driver’s Seat of a Sea Turtle Rescue Truck

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The husband and wife driving team of Ron and Margaret-Mary Shellito are at the wheel of a FedEx Custom Critical truck for the sea turtles rescue effort. They have more than 26 years of experience driving FedEx Custom Critical trucks, with a focus on transporting temperature-controlled shipments. Between them, they have driven more than eight million miles without an accident.By Margaret-Mary Shellito Friday, July 9 – Morning