Rochester Union Says Ambulance Delay is Cause to Switch to Fire-based EMS

Santiago says a solution here could be a fire-based EMS service, and help take the stress off the system.

Billings, Montana Uses Study to Consider Response and EMS Changes

The Billings Fire Department is examining how it responds to its ever-increasing number of service calls, looking for ways to be more efficient and more responsive.

Owensboro, KY Fire Department Plans Firehouse Expansion

The Owensboro Fire Department will expand the size of its east side station, with the work beginning this year, and is studying how to modernize its fire training center.

Tennessee City Council Approves Purchasing Drones for Fire, Police Departments

During a recent meeting, the Oak Ridge City Council unanimously approved spending $56,624 on these drones and training to use them.

Georgia County Fire Service Adds Three New Stations

The expansion will create 43 new jobs, but will also decrease response times and provide for additional support to manage EMS calls.

Better Funding, Staffing Helps North Carolina County Fire Departments Improve Response Times

In 2015, amid a national slide in volunteerism, Cleveland County had fewer than 400 volunteer fire fighters across its 12 departments. None of the departments had any staffing during the daytime.