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Ohio Township Officials Create New Fire Department

As times have changed and volunteers have become harder to find, trustees saw the need to transition to a true township fire department in order to better meet residents' needs.

North Carolina Fire Department Presents New Fire Engine and Community Connection

The Hendersonville Fire Department held a "push-in" ceremony Thursday, adding a new truck to its fleet and paying tribute to firefighters of the past.

Santa Fe Prepares Launch of Alternative Response Unit for Low-Threat 911 Calls

New unit brings police officer, paramedic, behavioral health caseworker, and social worker to mental health calls.

FEMA Releases “Improving Public Messaging for Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place”

The report includes research findings and recommendations emergency managers can use to frame messaging to provide effective warnings, help community members understand risk, and increase compliance with recommended evacuation or shelter-in-place protective actions.
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NFPA Launches Sparky’s Fire Safety Club

Children are powerful ambassadors of the information they learn and are often quite effective at encouraging their households to become active participants in home fire safety

Fire Fatalities Lead Nebraska Fire Department on Smoke Detector Push

Columbus, Nebraska and the American Red Cross work to install smoke detectors and complete home escape plans.

Social Media Shoutout: Memphis Fire Department

MFD pursues excellence through quality geographical coverage, equipment, and staffing levels.

Albuquerque Sees a Jump in House Fires in 2021

In the first three months of 2021, seven people have died in fires throughout the city.

Engage Your Retirees: Start an Emeritus Program

Retirees can be a great cheerleader to the department and offer great benefits when it comes to dealing with the public, municipal leadership, and elected officials.

Taking the Long View

Being everything for everybody is fiscally impossible, and--let's be honest--the fire department doesn't need to try to do it all.


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