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Houma, Louisiana Captain Lucky to Have Full Crew at House Fire

Having a full crew due to newly hired firefighters allowed Houma captain to save nearby homes during a mobile home fire.

Fire Departments in Pennsylvania Merge

When the Luxor station closes, equipment and funds will be split between Bovard and the Hannastown.

New York City Manager, Fire Chief Proposes One Engine Response

Ogdensburg city manager, also the fire chief, reduces structure fire response to one engine.

The Shorthanded Aerial Operator

As we fight these fires with less and less staffing, we are all at a greater risk.

Fatal Fires Put Florida Union, County Commissioners at Odds Over Resources

Escambia County Professional Firefighters call for change in staffing and funding.

Belmont, MA Mock House Fire Lessons

The Belmont Fire Department uses a mock house fire to illustrate the staffing needed to accomplish fireground tasks.

Driver-Only at a Car Fire

A one-man show at this fire in North Carolina.

Alone at Firehouse, Ohio Firefighter Responds to Blaze

Call volume and staff jumping left a South Euclid firefighter alone in the firehouse.

Volunteer Shortage

If we aren’t critical about ourselves, no one will be until there’s a loss of civilian lives, a catastrophic fire, or even a line-of-duty death.

Under-Funding Forces California Fire Department to Limit Interior Firefighting

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters will only go interior if human life is at risk.


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