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Lancaster County puts out call for volunteer firefighters

LANCASTER, Pa. – You may be hearing a louder call from Lancaster County fire departments looking for volunteer firefighters.

The Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association won a grant of around $375,000 from FEMA to launch a marketing campaign with the goal of attracting more than 200 new volunteer firefighters over the next three years. 293 more words


Proposed tax credit announced for B.C. volunteer firefighters, search-and-rescue crews

B.C. volunteer firefighters and search-and-rescue crews could soon get a tax break from the province.

The Liberal government announced Saturday that its pre-election budget includes a tax credit for thousands of volunteers across B.C. 71 more words


Rural Halifax communities gain new firefighters

Fighting fires in rural areas is primarily done by volunteers. It’s a challenge 23 men and women from across Halifax Regional Municipality are stepping up to take on. 322 more words


Post-Holiday Hazard

Some firefighters around the country and here at home are sounding the alarm this week on something many of you might still have decked out in your homes, your Christmas tree! 235 more words


West Hazleton Firefighters Saving Lives and Services

WEST HAZLETON — An ambulance service in Luzerne County is back up and running after a lack of manpower forced it to close in October. Now, volunteers have stepped in to help. 346 more words


Rural house fire leaves residents concerned with response times

A house fire in a quiet south shore neighbourhood has residents concerned with response times for the area.

“I was thinking that if we didn’t get water soon we were going to lose our homes,” Peggy Pippy said, a neighbour who lives two doors up from the burnt home.

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Bonfire, Fireworks Highlight Blacktip Island Fire Department Fundraiser

The Blacktip Island Volunteer Fire Department tests fireworks Thursday night in preparation for Saturday’s fireworks show to raise money for new firefighting equipment.

A community bonfire and fireworks display will highlight the Blacktip Island Volunteer Fire Department’s Saturday fundraiser to pay for a new fire truck and firefighting equipment. 322 more words