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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.

Baltimore Fire Department Faces Questions Over EMS Personnel in Proposed $304M Budget

Fire Chief Niles Ford said the department is looking to free up EMS units to concentrate on severe injuries and medical emergencies by diverting lesser calls to other resources.

Questionable Fire Department Spending Divides South Carolina Town

A string of questionable money transfers and purchases in this tiny town's fire department has spawned a county investigation.

Drought Stresses North Dakota Fire Department’s Budget

The severe drought across Stutsman County is taking a toll on the operating budget of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department, according to Brian Paulson, chief of the department.

Study Renews Interest in South Carolina Fire Department Mergers

Months after a study recommended consolidating and merging independent fire departments, work has started to determine the best ways to improve service and streamline costs in Spartanburg County.

New Equipment Means New Training for Indiana Fire Department

A new rescue pumper and equipment provides more training for New Waverly firefighters.

Oakland Receives Funds to Restore Fire, Police Budgets

About $800,000 will be used to fully restore Oakland's Fire Department services, which had been reduced earlier this year to save money.

California Fire Chief Retires, Restoring Department Budget

Stanislaus FPD chief retires after restoring budget and erasing deficit.

The Successful Fire Department: Planning, Budgeting and Execution

April 14: Learn from two of America’s most successful chiefs how they navigated the budgeting processes and secured the supplies and equipment needed to keep their organization world class.

Firehouse Closings Begin in Oakland

Oakland begins temporary firehouse closings on Thursday to save $5 million.


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