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  • Joyce announces over $800,000 in grants for fire departments September 29, 2022 11:16 pm WTAJ - Pennsylvania PENNSYLVANIA (WTAJ) – Congressman John Joyce M.D. (PA-13) announced on Thursday, Sept. 29 that seven firehouses across Pennsylvania will receive grants. Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Franklin, and Westmoreland county will receive the Federal Emergency …
  • Idaho Falls Fire Department opening new station; airport getting new fire service September 27, 2022 10:02 pm East Idaho News IDAHO FALLS – There are big changes coming to the fire protection services in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be hiring 12 new firefighters to staff a new station, and the department will be leaving the airport fire station and hiring an …
  • Idaho Falls Fire Department awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to hire additional personnel September 23, 2022 5:33 pm Kid News Radio - Idaho IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Falls Fire Department will hire more firefighters and open an additional fire station much sooner than anticipated thanks to a $2,947,990 federal grant. Earlier this year, department personnel applied for a SAFER ( …
  • Alpena Fire Department has resources to staff Alpena Township stations, officials say September 23, 2022 5:48 am Alpena News Online - Michigan News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush uses sticky notes to show how the city would staff city and Alpena Township facilities if a proposed contract with the township would have been approved last year. He said the city could still …
  • Future of township fire department still up in air September 22, 2022 6:12 am Alpena News Online - Michigan News Photo by Julie Riddle Firefighters douse a fire on Long Rapids Road that destroyed personal belongings and damaged a boat, but did not spread to a nearby residence. ALPENA — There is currently no plan on how to properly fund the Alpena Township Fire …
  • South King Fire and Rescue is aiming for more diverse workforce September 11, 2022 11:57 pm Federal Way Mirror - Washington State South King Fire and Rescue has kicked off efforts to recruit more firefighters, with a focus on improving the department’s diversity and representation of local communities. Sherese Gamble is the agency’s new diversity and workforce development manager. …
  • WYOMING NEWS BRIEFS for Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 September 10, 2022 6:49 am Gillette News Record - Wyoming Terrorist threats thwarted in Saratoga SARATOGA (WNE) — A suspect was arrested for terrorist threats on Saturday morning in Saratoga. The suspect had been making threats for several weeks directed at law enforcement and the Saratoga Care Center. Statements …
  • Fire Ops 101: State lawmakers learn firefighting firsthand during program in McCandless September 8, 2022 1:37 am Trib Live - Pennsylvania Technically, they’re piston-rod hydraulic tools used for prying. But mostly everyone knows them as the Jaws of Life. Whatever you want to call the devices, numerous Pennsylvania lawmakers and their associates had the opportunity to give them a try on what …
  • Critical care and compassion mix on Schenectady’s busiest fire truck September 3, 2022 3:03 am Daily Gazette - New York SCHENECTADY — The call comes in like so many others: short on detail and only hinting at how much danger the patient faces. A woman sits gasping and clutching herself outside her Hamilton Hill home, crushing pain in her chest.  Heart attack? Indigestion? …
  • Raquette Lake Fire Department to celebrate 75 years August 26, 2022 1:09 pm Adirondack Express - New York Photo submitted Members of the Raquette Lake Fire Department pose with trophies won at a firefighter field day competition estimated to have been held in the mid 1980s. The RLFD will be celebrating their 75th anniversary on September 5. Day of festivities …
  • Six Idahoans awarded Idaho Medal of Honor August 18, 2022 12:47 am KTVB 7 - Idaho In 2004, the Idaho Medal of Honor was created by the Idaho Legislature as a way of recognizing first responders statewide for their heroic acts. BOISE, Idaho — Six Iaw enforcement officers were awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor Wednesday, for demonstrating …
  • West Salem Fire Department hosts open house to “spark” kids’ interest in fire service August 16, 2022 11:28 pm WKBT - Wisconsin WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) — Communities all over Wisconsin are in need of firefighters. If your kids have a burning desire to learn about firefighting, here is their chance. The West Salem Fire Department is holding an open house for fire and EMS careers on …
  • 6 Idahoans to receive Idaho Medal of Honor August 17 August 16, 2022 5:43 pm Kid News Radio - Idaho BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Six Idahoans will be awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor during a ceremony this week in Boise. The recipients are all law enforcement officers selected for performing with exceptional courage and bravery while protecting the public. …
  • Idaho Falls Fire Department welcomes 5 new recruits August 15, 2022 3:00 pm East Idaho News The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Fire Department. The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to introduce five new firefighters to the community. Surrounded by department personnel and their families, the recruits graduated from a ten- …
  • Mother-daughter firefighter duo in Washington state hopes to blaze trail for women August 15, 2022 1:41 pm ABC 7 - New York WASHINGTON STATE (WABC) -- A mother-daughter duo doesn't just share the same profession and passion, they're also hoping to blaze a trail for young girls everywhere. Katie Benitz says she always wanted to be just like her mom. "She's …
  • Lincolnwood’s first fire chief retires after 30 years; helped lead statewide EMS efforts August 15, 2022 1:49 am Chicago Tribune - Illinois There have been many mayors, village managers and police chiefs in Lincolnwood, but only one fire chief. Yet that era has come to a close as Michael Hansen, who launched the department over 30 years ago, has retired, causing some in the village to …
  • Firefighters from five European states deployed to France as forest fires rage out of control August 11, 2022 6:32 pm EuroWeekly News Firefighters are being deployed from five European countries to help France battle forest fires that are blazing out of control. Firefighters from five European states have been deployed to help tackle the forest fires that are burning out of control in …
  • No Firefighters, No EMS, No Trash Collection. Residents of One Georgia Island Say a Lack of Public Services Reveals a Deeper Problem August 8, 2022 11:21 am TIME Magazine Reginald Hall rises early. Then he pulls on his running shoes, mounts his bike, and starts out from the house where he grew up. Here on Sapelo Island, an otherworldly landmass off the coast of Georgia, the sandy brown dirt roads crunch under foot or wheel. …
  • 2 bodies recovered after massive fire destroys home in Morris Township, New Jersey August 7, 2022 4:37 pm WABC ABC 7 - New York MORRIS TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two bodies were recovered Saturday afternoon after a massive fire destroyed a home in Morris Township early Friday morning. The flames broke out around 3:30 a.m. on Normandy Heights Road near Columbia Road. Video from …
  • Parma Safety Fair with popular helicopter visit set for Aug. 13 August 5, 2022 12:43 pm Cleveland.com - Ohio PARMA, Ohio -- Once a year an arriving University Hospitals AirMed helicopter seemingly overshoots the UH Parma Medical Center. Instead of dealing with an emergency and a patient in need, the chopper hovers above Powers Boulevard before landing to audience …