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The Vollies Are Busy

In late May 2016 in Milford, Conn., half a dozen regular folks – volunteers, good Samaritans – stopped on their way along what locals call the Route 15 Connector, which links Route 15 (from Milford east, called the Wilbur Cross Parkway) to Interstate 95, and among them they managed to pull two young women from a car that had crashed and caught fire. 519 more words

Early Recruiting for Future Volunteer Firefighters

SUMMIT STATION — One fire station in Schuylkill County is trying a new way to boost recruitment of volunteer firefighters by recruiting early, very early. 295 more words


Plan may rescue local volunteer fire departments

YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — With fewer volunteers, some fire departments in Pennsylvania are facing an emergency of their own.

Plans to save them from closing could spark a debate among taxpayers, but other solutions might come to their rescue. 401 more words


The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare. And more...

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. 139 more words

New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responders

In an effort to aid in the recruiting and retention of volunteer emergency responders, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer rescue squad members, Nebraska passed LB 886, known as the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act. 141 more words

Tax & Business

Bunyip CFA on look-out for firefighters

Bunyip CFA’s station is on the look out for some new firefighters due to a lack of availability from their most prominent members.  198 more words

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WANTED: Connecticut Volunteer Firefighters, Everyday Heroes

On April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 60 fire departments will hold open houses at more than 80 locations throughout Connecticut. They’re celebrating Volunteer Firefighter Day (and the start of National Volunteer Week: April 10-16) and getting out the word about the shortage of volunteer firefighters. 581 more words