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FIRE ACT & SAFER GRANTS TO EXPIRE (Your Quick/Easy Action is Requested)

Has your department ever received a FIRE ACT or SAFER program grant? Good.  Now it’s time for you to please just take just one minute to keep that program alive for your and all applying departments. Please share this with your local/mutual aid FD’s, state, and regional fire organizations. IT’S A BIG DEAL because unless action is...
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The Dire Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters (The Secret List)

All, This is a piece from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation),,,, Much of the US relies heavily on non-career firefighters, but their ranks are dwindling. If the problem doesn’t abate, there’s a lot at stake. “…..We’ve always thought that everybody wanted to be a firefighter. We took it for granted…”  Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, United States...
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THE DIRE SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS IN THE UNITED STATES

Much of the US relies heavily on non-career firefighters, but their ranks are dwindling. If the problem doesn’t abate, there’s a lot at stake. During Covid-19, I – like many others – found myself wondering what I could do to help. After passing by a local fire station many times, I checked out the department’s...
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SOUTHINGTON FIREFIGHTERS CONCERNED ABOUT STAFFING LEVELS AND SAFETY

By Matt Austin January 22, 2024 NBC Universal, Inc. Southington firefighters and their supporters pushed for changes they say will improve safety. They’re concerned that at times, the number of people going out on a truck for a call can be too low and potentially dangerous. On Monday, firefighters turned up the heat as contract...
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ONE OF SAN DIEGO’S BUSIEST FIRE STATIONS RECEIVES EXTRA SET OF WHEELS

Story by Caleb Lunetta, The San Diego Union-Tribune One of San Diego’s oldest, and busiest, fire stations got a little bit more help this week after city officials announced an additional engine will be stationed at Fire Station No. 4 in East Village. Station No. 4, located on 8th Avenue and J Street, has only...
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CALIFORNIA COUNCIL BACKS FUNDING TO INCREASE STAFFING OF 2-PERSON ENGINE COMPANIES

November 11, 2023 08:16 PM By Giuseppe Ricapito The Marin Independent Journal FAIRFAX, Calif. — Fairfax has signaled its support for an increased funding plan that would augment staffing at the Ross Valley Fire Department. The Town Council was briefed at a meeting on Nov. 1. Council members said they would back a new funding...
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