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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 ...
The Lowell Sun LAWRENCE, Mass. — More than two years after budget cuts forced it to close, the Historic Fire Station No. 6 in Lawrence is going back into service. Lawrence ...
By Jim Miller The Press Enterprise SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For decades, the boundaries of the rural areas where the state has the main firefighting duty have remained largely ...
By Kevin Freking The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program ...
By Mary Beth Lane The Columbus Dispatch LANCASTER, Ohio — Some motorists honked their horns in approval yesterday as firefighters removed the closed sign from the front of ...
AMR says it will save $250,000 by being given 2 more minutes, raising response time to almost 10 minutes, to arrive at emergencies if firefighters arrive on scene first ...
The Chicago Daily Herald LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — Craig Richardson's back injury was deemed so severe in 2006 that he could no longer work as a Libertyville fire lieutenant. ...
By Mike Faulk The Yakima Herald-RepublicYAKIMA, Wash. — Lawmakers gathered in Olympia on Monday for the start of a new legislative session where a tough battle over budget ...
The Associated Press via The Times Record NewsKILLEEN, Texas — A combination of record drought, epic wildfires, hard economic times and slashed state funding has put added ...
By Rowena Coetsee The Contra Costa Times CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — The East Contra Costa Fire District should offer taxpayers an alternative to the $197 parcel tax the ...
By Jessica A. York The Vallejo Times Herald VALLEJO, Calif. — Traveling along Mini Drive, passers-by are as likely as not to see a sign reading "Closed, Call 9-1-1" ...
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill Monday that would have added a firefighter killed in 2006 to the New York firefighters memorial.Volunteer Firefighter Paul Brady ...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Two paramedics were trapped in their broken-down ambulance as almost constant gunfire rang out around them in Detroit on New Year's Eve. Video footage of ...
By Scott Lewis WXYZDETROIT — A man who slammed into the back of a fire truck then sued Frenchtown Township and a firefighter who helped save his life has settled out of ...
By Lauren Stanforth The Times-UnionSCHENECTADY, N.Y. — City residents should be certain they need help when calling 911, because the city might soon charge people if they're ...
By Robin Bravender Politico.com WASHINGTON — The biggest national firefighters union is reopening the spigot of federal campaign cash after becoming frustrated with ...
By Philip C. Stittleburg NVFC ChairmanAs another year comes to a close, I am glad to see there have been many successes for the volunteer fire and emergency services in 2011. At ...