Anticipating continued staffing needs and future retirements, West Metro Fire-Rescue District leaders are asking the cities they serve to approve the hiring of additional full-time staff. The fire commission staff’s proposal received a mixed reception from New Hope and Crystal staff and council members on October 27 at Station 3Read More →

TUSCULUM, Tennessee (WJHL) – A statement said Monday that the Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) has received a $ 10,000 grant from the 2021 CHEMTREC HELP award. The press release indicates that the funds will go towards the purchase of hazardous materials and decontamination equipment. Summer Wells’ father arrested inRead More →

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Fire Department said a corporal from its urban search and rescue team was fired after refusing to test for COVID-19 after his deployment to Louisiana. Officials say Corporal Jerimiah Hoffstatter was fired from his Oklahoma City job on Wednesday due to blatant insubordination.Read More →

For years, Pittsfield firefighters have relied on pagers to communicate with each other in fires and emergencies. But in a nod to more modern technology, the Pittsfield Fire Department recently implemented an emergency response system that broadcasts dispatch notifications to firefighters’ cell phones, a tool designed to streamline processes andRead More →