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COVID-19 related budget cuts -- in communities large and small — have resulted in the layoff or furlough of at least 935 fire department employees, including front-line firefighters, EMTs & paramedics.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections program could help volunteer fire departments struggling with recruitment.
"Looking at what the timeframes were, I don’t know if a minute or two minutes would have changed the amount of fire that was coming out of that house,"
Firefighters meet to address the possibility of layoffs as a federal staffing grant is scheduled to end in June.
Prince George’s County fire officials are reviewing staffing after a woman died in a fire where the three closest firehouses failed to respond.
A fatal fire in Prince George’s County has the union calling attention to volunteer staffing.