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Officials say Firefighter Ron Cato fails to qualify for assistance due to the minimum full-time service requirment
82% of U.S. fire departments are all or mostly volunteer and, often, their funding depends on people stepping up to help
Nettie Firefighter Brody Allan Hanna was killed in crash with a man who earlier attacked a woman with a hammer
Chester County commissioners approved a property tax rebate for members of fire and EMS departments
Lancaster County commissioners hope municipalities do the same to support first responders
Earlier arbitration ruled that Montville could not staff its firehouse with just one firefighter
Fire departments across the state work to increase staffing during a growing demand for services
The documentary has a clear message for the fire service: You need to understand your community and be willing to make changes
Upon taking the reins, the Greensburg (Pa.) VFD chief made it his mission to improve firefighter safety and health
The Snyder Fire Department was recognized for improving their recruitment and retention plans
When New Ellenton firefighters found Maria Duthie, she had a faint pulse, was barely breathing and was blue
Hamden’s career firefighters will continue to staff the Whitney Avenue firehouse
Upper Deerfield Township officials expect to save $100K annually with the closing of Seabrook Volunteer Fire and Rescue
FASNY’s weeklong convention offered hands-on training for junior firefighters
SAFER grants, youth outreach and marketing are leveraged to help FDs answer calls