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‘WE ARE ALMOST AT ROCK BOTTOM’: FACING BUDGET CONSTRAINTS, TEAYS VALLEY FIRE CUTS BACK ON SERVICES

by ANNA SAUNDERS Thu, July 27th 2023 TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — When the calls go out and the emergency tones sound off inside the Teays Valley Fire Department, on average, firefighters are on the scene in about six minutes. However, that response time is expected to double as the department will begin operating on...
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TEAYS VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL CUT SERVICE AMID BUDGET SHORTFALL

By Chris Lawrence July 27, 2023 SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — The consequences of the failure of a public safety levy last year in Putnam County are about to be felt by home and business owners in Teays Valley. The Teays Valley Fire Department has announced it will reduce its services for the public. “We tried...
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911 SERVICE DELAYS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING BUDGET CUTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Lane Ball July 25, 2023 TEAYS VALLEY, WV (WOWK) – When part of an apartment building went up in flames three weeks ago, Teays Valley Fire Chief John Smoot said every second was the difference between life and death. “The lightning storm took out the alarm system in the complex, so nobody’s smoke detectors were...
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WHY MOUNT HOLLY FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO ADD 12 NEW POSITIONS, TWO FIRE ENGINES

Kara Fohner The Gaston Gazette The city of Mount Holly plans to hire a dozen new firefighters and has raised the starting pay for firefighters who complete the probationary period. The Mount Holly Fire Department currently has 25 full-time positions and 16 part-time positions. According to minutes from a town meeting, Fire Chief Ryan Baker...
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JAMESTOWN CITY COUNCIL SUSPENDS HIRING FREEZE AND BEGINS SEARCH FOR EIGHT NEW FIREFIGHTERS

By: Sydni Eure www.wkbw.com May 23, 2023 Jamestown City Council suspends hiring freeze and begins search for eight new firefighters to begin this November JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — After several months of deliberations and amendments, the Jamestown City Council has voted in favor of the resolution to suspend the hiring freeze. This means they will...
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PROFILES OF COURAGE, CANCER, AND FIREFIGHTERS

By Caitlin Clarkson Pereira Hartford Courant | PUBLISHED: May 5, 2023 at 6:15 a.m. | UPDATED: May 5, 2023 at 5:29 p.m. Profiles of Courage and Cancer Lt. Jeff Sneller, Manchester Fire Department In 2000, Lt. Jeff Sneller was hired to be a firefighter/paramedic for the city of Manchester. He had been a volunteer since...
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