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Maryville Fire Chief Doug Dankenbring incentivized more responses and included time spent on calls
American Hose Company No. 2’s 1948 American LaFrance fire engine is the centerpiece of the Pottsville mural
The Winslow Township Fire Department created one “super station” to deal with a decrease in firefighter staffing
Sam Sloan donated the money to the Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department to help make improvements
Reflections on leadership from an IAFC Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year
The Capital Region Firefighter program launches a 100 Teens-to-Lifesavers Challenge
Beginning in July, the county’s nine individual volunteer departments will be placed into the hierarchy of the Napa County Fire Department
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Michael Hoosock also served as a battalion chief for the Moyers Corners Fire Department and medic for Manlius Fire Department
Over 70 departments were awarded funding from the Texas A&M Forest Service
The Durhamville Fire Department started with 25 members and a hand pump built
FireRescue1 readers weigh in on viral article about harsh realities of response capabilities, funding and community support
“I reverted back to my own training days” Trooper Martin T. Derkovitz said about his actions at a Lockport fire
An investigation into the Flanders Fire Department has led to directives for the volunteer fire chief to seek counseling
While there may be fire engines and a firehouse, sometimes we are just fooling the public – and ourselves
Pine Hill Fire Department Chief Jessica Calandra looks at recruitment, morale and EMS challenges in the community
Vincent Dransfield remains on the Singac Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 roster, where he signed up more than eight decades ago and once served as fire chief
The Lyme Affordable Housing Commission unveiled a plan to buy property near the firehouse to create housing for volunteer firefighters
Matt Lebeis received an alert that the temperature inside his house went up to 90 degrees
Chester and Blandford fire chiefs are looking at the feasibility of combined volunteer fire departments
Steve Austin, John Swan Sr., Joseph Valentino and the Inver Grove Heights Fire Department Explorer Program are recognized for their service to the volunteer fire community
Kill Devil Hills Assistant Chief Tommy Lee had served with the department for 51 years
Greensburg officials allow city workers, who are volunteer firefighters, to respond to calls during workdays
It’s time to reevaluate our SOPs, eliminate insular groups, and see traditions as an honor, not an anchor
From a firefighter sponsorship program to themed dinners at the firehouse, check out these out-of-the-box strategies for raising your department’s profile in the community
“I’m still pretty badass at 75, but I wish I had done it sooner,” Mary Jarschke said as she prepares to graduate as a volunteer firefighter
The issue of age isn’t a simple problem to solve, particularly in the volunteer fire service that’s struggling for members
The San Jose Fire Department celebrated its beginning with a single volunteer fire company
Grant County Fire District 7 saw a 25% increase in calls, purchased new apparatus and nearly doubled its number of volunteers