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Indiana Fire Department Trains High School Students to Offset Firefighter Shortage

Cicero Township junior firefighter program prepares students for fire service.

Increasing Demands Challenge Wisconsin Volunteer Fire Departments

Fire departments in Wisconsin deal with increasing demands and challenges on firefighters and recruitment.

Grant Helps Ohio Fire Department Purchase Battery Powered Extrication Tools

Grant from Firehouse Subs helps volunteer fire department purchase extrication tools.

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.

Bill Gives New Mexico Volunteer Fire Departments Full Access to Equipment Funds

Volunteer fire departments across New Mexico have access to 100 percent of the available money in the Fire Protection Fund.

Donated Gear from Northeast Helps Alabama Fire Departments

The gear represents a windfall of equipment that many of the volunteer departments in West Alabama never would have been able to afford to purchase.

Training Teenagers Helps North Carolina Rescue Squad Prepare Future First Responders

Junior program helps the Thomasville Rescue Squad recruit volunteers at an early age.

South Carolina Firefighter Charged with Arson

A volunteer firefighter in Lancaster County is charged with three counts of arson.
Macaw CAFS backpack

Intelagard, National Foam, and NVFC Partner to Give Away Nine Macaw® CAFS Backpacks

Nine volunteer fire departments will be awarded a Macaw® compressed air foam system (CAFS) backpack, nozzle kit, five gallons of Knockdown® firefighting foam, and four gallons of EasyDECON® DF200.

Saving the Volunteer Fire Department

Learn how a live-in program can improve the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

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