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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.
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.
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.
Georgetown Fire operates five ambulances in the county, and this adjustment will turn the one that operates within city limits into a "basic truck."
Cicero Township junior firefighter program prepares students for fire service.
Natick firefighters are working with below minimum staffing leading to firefighters being pulled off fire engines to answer ambulance calls.
Volunteer fire departments in Yellowstone County, Montana worry about keeping up with increasing calls and firefighter 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.
Stanislaus FPD chief retires after restoring budget and erasing deficit.