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By Donna Boynton The Telegram & GazetteWESTBORO, Mass. The $11 million fire station project was defeated in a special election today a decision rendered by a fraction of the ...
By Matt Murphy and Ashley B. Craig Charleston Daily Mail SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — Work on the new Sissonville fire station will be underway in a few weeks, but the project was ...
By Rachel Baye The Examiner MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Volunteer firefighters are worried about retaliation as they gear up for a second fight over a proposed ambulance fee. ...
By Wendy Leonard The Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Radiant heat coming from gigantic flames on the school bus could be felt 25 yards away, but with a fire hose in hand, city ...
By Martin Evans The Telegraph WEST MIDLANDS, U.K. — Calling the fire brigade out to help pump away flood water or rescue a trapped pet will now cost more than £400 per ...
Drivers are supposed to be held accountable for red-light tickets, even when running lights and sirens ...
By Tristan Navera The Dayton Daily News MIAMISBURG, Ohio — The Miami Valley Fire District has moved to acquire new equipment. It's an action a local official says takes it ...
By Dick Lindsay The Berkshire Eagle TYRINGHAM, Mass. — Town Meeting has backed the purchase of a new highway truck, but put on hold buying a used fire truck. The two capital ...
By John Hill First Bankers "We know you need the truck right now and we're saving money for a few years to buy it." Many municipal council members would view that as ...
By Ajay Raju The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The recent announcement of plans for a new memorial to Philadelphia's fallen police and firefighters was, sadly, well ...
By David Benda The Record Searchlight REDDING, Calif. — Redding officials could learn whether they got the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant by the end ...
By Rowena Coetsee The Contra Costa Times EAST CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — How firefighters in far East County respond to calls could change significantly if a proposed parcel tax ...
By Patrick Rehkamp Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO — A side business run by a high-ranking Chicago firefighter received hundreds of thousands of dollars in municipal snow-plowing ...
By John Christofferson Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The father of three girls killed in a Christmas morning fire in Connecticut is accusing the city of Stamford of ...
By Marc Katz The Dayton Daily News VANDALIA, Ohio — A new agreement between Vandalia and Butler Twp. will allow the departments to share staff and equipment and cover remote ...
By Dick Lindsay The Berkshire Eagle PERU, Mass. — Voters at a special town meeting will decide whether to spend $166,800 more than expected to build a new fire station to ...
By William Green The Journal NEW CASTLE, U.K. — The Government has been accused of "playing with people's lives" by imposing cuts on North East fire and rescue ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — A new law in Okla. would keep convicted arsonists from working as firefighters. Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill into law Monday, according to the Associated ...
By Amos Maki The Commercial Appeal MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In an effort to cut costs in what figures to be a tough budget year, the Memphis Fire Department plans to take four ladder ...
Federal and state grants are an imperfect, but needed safety net for communities that lack the funds or that have leaders who lack of integrity or intelligence to provide those ...