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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.

Short Staffing Causes 911 Delays, Mistakes in Durham

Durham firefighters reported at least 46 dispatching errors or concerns this year, after staffing shortages at the city's 911 center forced Raleigh operators to answer nearly 1 in 10 incoming calls.

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.

Connecticut Fire Company Upgrades EMS

The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company announced some significant updates to its services, including the addition of an overnight on-call paramedic, the hiring of a new deputy chief for emergency medical services, and an updated staffing system.

South Carolina Fire Department Alters Ambulance Service Due to Staffing Shortage

Georgetown Fire operates five ambulances in the county, and this adjustment will turn the one that operates within city limits into a "basic truck."

Indiana Fire Department Trains High School Students to Offset Firefighter Shortage

Cicero Township junior firefighter program prepares students for fire service.

Union Calls Current Staffing in Massachusetts Fire Department “Unsafe”

Natick firefighters are working with below minimum staffing leading to firefighters being pulled off fire engines to answer ambulance calls.

Growth in Montana County Puts Pressure on Volunteer Fire Departments

Volunteer fire departments in Yellowstone County, Montana worry about keeping up with increasing calls and firefighter staffing.

Voter-Approved Levy Allows Ohio Fire Department to Increase Full-Time Staffing

The city's former operating model for its fire department saw it heavily dependent on part-time firefighters and saw the temporary closures of services or stations.

California Fire Chief Retires, Restoring Department Budget

Stanislaus FPD chief retires after restoring budget and erasing deficit.


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