VESTAL (WBNG) – Vestal Fire Department Station 1 celebrates Ronald Linfoot, one of their own volunteers. The station manager has been involved in the department for decades. “His affectionate nickname around the station is Pops,” said Douglas Rose Sr., station chief and first deputy chief of the department. “He’s aRead More →

AMSTERDAM, NY (NEWS10) – Since Friday, Amsterdam firefighters have missed two calls, according to the department’s union president. Due to limitations in the number of firefighters that can work in shifts, the service relies on outside entities to answer calls if all units in Amsterdam are dispatched. Sometimes, however, theseRead More →

Ankara 150 Firefighter Recruitment Application Process Continues The application process, which began after Metropolitan Mayor Mansur YavaÅŸ announced that 150 new firefighters will be recruited for Ankara firefighters on the basis of merit, continues. As the Metropolitan Municipality opens a new employment area in BaÅŸkent, candidates apply by filling outRead More →

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 →

WAGENER – Only one of the three mayoral candidates in this small town in northeast Aiken County took part in a candidates’ forum on Wednesday evening in the November 2 election. Christopher Salley showed up while rivals incumbent Mike Miller and Travis Kennedy stayed on the sidelines. During and afterRead More →

More than 2,100 people have signed a petition asking Moses Lake to bring back firefighters who left the department due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The petition was posted Sunday on change.org by the Moses Lake Firefighters Union. The union says the department is losing more than 87 years ofRead More →

Knock-Out Kings Boxing teaching dedication and discipline to local kids New / 16 hours ago Video Normal board approves more accessible playground New / 15 hours ago Video Peoria Fire Department has over 20,000 calls in 2021, fire incidents and arson on the rise Health / 19 hours ago VideoRead More →

LAKE MOSES – The Moses Lake Fire Department is losing three firefighters as Monday is the deadline for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Fire Chief Brett Bastian said the service would not have “significant levels of experience” as the three employees now out of work include a captain and aRead More →

EXAMINATION AND SELECTION INFORMATION Employees working as a paramedic (not related to safety) are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2180 (IAFF). Click on ++ HERE ++ to display the summary of paramedical services. This recruitment is open until receipt of a sufficient number of applications andRead More →

Clarkston Fire Department CLARKSTON –Wednesday, October 13 at 2:15 a.m., the Clarkston Fire Department was dispatched on a blaze with apparent flames at a local motel. On their arrival, the crews saw strong flames escaping between an outbuilding and the main structure. The first attack quickly brought down the flames,Read More →

PARMA, Ohio – After months of negotiations, city council has approved a new three-year contract with Parma Fire Department Local 639. The deal calls for the 104-member fire department to receive a 3% increase in 2021 (retroactively) and 2022, as well as 2.25% in 2023. “We entered into negotiations earlierRead More →

Illinois (Baguette) – Thousands of dollars in grants have been awarded to the Central Illinois Fire Department. Illinois American Water Awards have been given to fire departments such as Lincoln, Mount Pulaski, Lincoln Regional Fire Department, Champaign, and Urbana in central Illinois. The organization has awarded more than $ 92,000Read More →

WORCESTER – After a sporadic schedule of meetings throughout the summer and fall, city council will mark its return to weekly meetings for good on Tuesday. The agenda is a mix of reports, petitions, and typical councilor articles and orders. An executive session is scheduled towards the start of theRead More →

COHOES, NY – Members of the Cohoes Uniform Firefighters, IAFF Local 2562 are asking the public to join them in kicking off their eighth annual “Passionally Pink” Breast Cancer Campaign. The Cohoes Uniform Firefighters represent the 32 members of the Cohoes Fire Department. Since 2013, members have been swapping theirRead More →

Members of the McBride District Fire Department debrief after a surprise drill. The exercise required the crew to set up and activate the system to protect the two buildings at Koeneman Park within half an hour. Fire Chief David Hruby was delighted with the outcome of this first session andRead More →

Students train with the New Mexico State University Fire Department. (Courtesy of the New Mexico State University Fire Department) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal The New Mexico State University Fire Department celebrates a milestone this year. The department, which protects the campus and provides mentorship and on-the-job training for students,Read More →

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – The Big Orange Pumpkin has returned to the Durham Highway Fire Department, which means its pumpkin patch is back as well. This year, the money raised will go to much needed equipment for firefighters. Volunteer firefighter Brian McKearney said there were big pumpkins, green pumpkins, smallRead More →

The Alexandria Fire Department has reached a critical level of staffing, and the problem is so serious that it could close a fire station in the city. This week, the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2141, asked the public to sign a letter to send to city council. TheRead More →

TINA L. SCOTTEDITOR Two generations of volunteer firefighters from the Pine River Fire Department pose with what could become a third generation. Left to right: second generation volunteer firefighter Brad Hartwig; Brad’s son and daughter, Ben and Natalie; and first-generation volunteer firefighter Tony Hartwig. Photo courtesy of the Pine RiverRead More →

Members of the Forest City Fire Department recently raised $ 5,790 in community donations during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2021 Fill the Boot campaign. It helps continue a 67-year tradition of transforming the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. On September 24, Forest City firefightersRead More →

Boost for BX fire safety Photo: contributed BX-Swan Lake Fire Rescue has new structural protection equipment, thanks to a boost from RDNO. Electoral District B (Swan Lake / Commonage) contributed $ 11,400 to finance the purchase. The grant enabled the department to acquire two Firebozz portable sprinklers, a Wajax MarkRead More →