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Limington (ME) Fire Department Stand-Down Lifted

Limington town officials say a "stand-down" order for the fire department has been lifted after it was determined that its firefighting gear meets Maine standards. Selectmen in the York County town on Saturday ordered volunteer firefighters not to respond to fires because it appeared their gear was out of compliance with national standards that say the equipment should be retired 10 years after it is manufactured.

Fire Equipment Stolen from Waco (KY) Fire Department

A theft has left a volunteer fire department without several pieces of much-needed equipment.

Mission (TX) Fire Department Adding Fire Equipment to Assist in Firefighter Safety

After some health concerns, the Mission Fire Department is taking new steps to assure its firefighters' safety. A decontamination bucket with specific instructions is among the newest additions to the Mission Fire Department. The decontamination bucket aims to wipe away health risks that firefighters are exposed to on a daily basis.

Allegan (MI) Fire Apparatus Staying in Family

Allegan Fire District's surplus Engine 11 will be receiving some sentimental love and care after two former Allegan firefighters purchased the 1981 Pierce pumper. Father and son, Ron and Shaun Luyk, both former deputy fire chiefs for Allegan, drove 550 miles from Nashville, Tenn. to transfer ownership on Thursday, March 8.

Collapse Traps Firefighters at York Fire Scene, One Firefighter Dead

Three-alarm fire partially destroyed factory being remodeled.

Six Dead in Explosion at Czech Chemical Factory

An explosion rocked a chemical factory Thursday in the Czech Republic, killing six people and injuring two others, officials said.

Two Dead in Maryland Fire

Prince George’s County firefighters at a double fatal fire in Mount Rainier.

FDNY Firefighters Remember Colleagues Killed in Iraq

Two killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq are remembered for their bravery and helping others.

Dublin High-Rise Fire Sends Occupants Fleeing

The fire broke out at the Metro Hotel building in Ballymun.

Congressional Spending Bill Included Wildfire Disaster Fund

The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest Service and other federal agencies end a practice of raiding non-fire-related accounts to pay for wildfire costs, which approached $3 billion last year.