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By Tim Hrenchir The Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA, Kan. — Topeka Fire Chief Greg Bailey left open the possibility Monday that the department may seek authorization to hire ...
WASHINGTON — In the face of an aggressive wildfire season and a shortage of winged firefighting aircraft, the U.S. Forest Service has added four heavy helicopters. Two of the ...
By Jack Minch The Sentinel & Enterprise LEOMINSTER, Mass. — State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, D-Leominster, worked to douse a car fire in the parking lot behind Fosta-Tek Optics ...
By Tim Hrenchir Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA, Kan. — Topeka Fire Chief Greg Bailey left open the possibility Monday that the department may seek authorization to hire ...
By Angela Sparkman WKYT BELL COUNTY, Ky. — The decision to close three more Bell County fire departments will end up in court. The Bell County Judge-Executive is asking a ...
By Alli Langley The Tampa Bay Times ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — To make up for a projected $8 million budget shortfall, property owners soon could pay a new fee for fire services. ...
The Canadian Press HUDSON'S HOPE, British Columbia —The B.C. Ambulance Service says a woman who died in a rural area while waiting for an ambulance passed away despite ...
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The government is bolstering the nation's rundown aerial firefighting fleet by taking steps to add seven large tanker ...
By Randy Furst The Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Four Minneapolis firefighters, three of whom fought a major church fire in May, told a legislative hearing on Thursday that ...
By Rowena Coetsee The Contra Costa Times CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — Starting next month, East Contra Costa Fire District will scale back to three stations but have three ...
New campaign video focuses on Republican's 'job elimination plan,' features Mass. public employees describing Romney's 2003-2007 tenure as governor ...
The Virginian-Pilot BELLVUE, Colo. — Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and underscored the ...
By Rowena Cortese Contra Costa Times EAST CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — Starting next month, East Contra Costa Fire District will scale back to three stations but have three ...
By Cliff Hightower Chattanooga Times Free Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga taxpayers will pay millions of dollars in coming years to stabilize the city's fire and ...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has decided not to get involved again in fire departments' hiring and promotion disputes. The high court on Monday turned away appeals ...
By Cindy Ramirez The El Paso Times A preliminary audit of the San Elizario Volunteer Fire Department shows that nearly half-a-million dollars in expenditures are under scrutiny, ...
By Chris Camire The Lowell Sun BOSTON — Dozens of fire chiefs from across the state lobbied the Senate Thursday to strike down a policy that forces ambulance companies to ...
On Thursday, the House approved two amendments to the FY2013 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that raised grant funding. ...
NEW YORK — Part of NYC's 911 system went down Wednesday. However, the crash did not affect response times, according to NY1.com. The EMS CAD system was offline from 11:10 ...
By Rowena Cortese Contra Costa Times CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — East Contra Costa Fire District officials are preparing for station closures and layoffs in the next several weeks ...