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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.

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.

Donated Gear from Northeast Helps Alabama Fire Departments

The gear represents a windfall of equipment that many of the volunteer departments in West Alabama never would have been able to afford to purchase.

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.

Striving for Mediocrity: The Paralyzing Agent of the Fire Service

If your organization has not encountered this shift yet, consider yourself fortunate, but plan accordingly.


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