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By JoAnne MacKenzie The Eagle-Tribune LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Voters opted not to add four full-time firefighters and overtime funding to increase staffing levels to 10 ...
Department statisticians have been calculating responses using 6-minute formula, even though federal guidelines use 5-minute standard ...
User fees are nothing new for local governments. Water and sewer, public parking, permitting and plans review, parks and recreation activities, and many other municipal services ...
Staffing-level dispute between fire and administration became emotionally charged after a woman dies in a house fire ...
By Jay Tokasz The Buffalo News BUFFALO, N.Y. — Firefighters in the City of Lackawanna are earning overtime at a "record-breaking pace" that could end up costing the ...
By Shawn Regan and Brian Messenger The Eagle-Tribune HAVERHILL, Mass. — An elderly woman died early this morning, trapped inside a fully-engulfed Washington Street home ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Seven people were rescued from Green Bay — and they're paying for it. All seven were fishing on ice that broke free early on the morning of Feb. ...
This deep into the game we shouldn't have to do this. Yet despite signs that our economy is slowly recovering, it is still necessary for fire departments to have up-to-date ...
By Marie Wilson The Chicago Daily Herald LOMBARD, Ill. — Trustees are considering an ordinance that would give 911 calls for help without transportation to a hospital a $100 ...
By Terry Morris Dayton Daily News OAKWOOD, Ohio — It's been 20 years since the city of Oakwood raised taxes to pay for services, but the next round may be looming. Three ...
By Candice Williams The Detroit News PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Officials in Plymouth Township are expected to vote tonight to lay off six of its 21 firefighters. The move ...
By Kevin Pearson The Press Enterprise HEMET, Calif. — The city of Hemet intends to hire a full-time fire chief in the coming weeks, a sign that eliminating the Fire ...
By Amy Vellucci The Union Leader ROCHESTER, N.H. — For the past 13 years, city officials have worked to rectify the confusion caused by duplicate or even triplicate street ...
By April Hunt Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — DeKalb County firefighters would literally breathe easier if the County Commission next week follows through on a ...
Retired Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff said he was 'deathly against' closing fire houses or reducing minimum staffing requirement on fire apparatus ...
By Candice Williams The Detroit News HOWELL, Mich. — The Howell Area Fire Authority will ask voters this month to approve a tax renewal that will include an increase for its ...
By Jill Kelley The Dayton Daily NewsKETTERING, Ohio — Kettering will host a public meeting Thursday to discuss the city's plan to revamp its fire operations. The city, which ...
By Lee ProcidaPress of Atlantic CityATLANTIC CITY —The Cape May Court House Volunteer Fire Company purchased its first motorized fire truck, a red Ford Motel T with ...
Pickup trucks with extended cabs and boxes on back can be operated by only 2 firefighters to maintain service with fewer staff ...
By Lynn Horsley The Kansas City StarKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most big cities use a firefighter staffing standard that Kansas City would violate if it adopts proposed fire ...