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"Firemanship Days" teaching proper training for dwindling firefighters

HARRISBURG — Harrisburg Fire Bureau Chief Brian Enterline knows Pennsylvania is facing a problem when it comes to its firefighters.

“Being a firefighter can and will kill you,” he says. 412 more words


Three homes destroyed in Francis, Sask. fire

FRANCIS, Sask. – An early morning fire in the town of Francis, Saskatchewan has left several people without a home.

Volunteer firefighters received a call around 3:45 a.m. 276 more words


Alarm Raised Over Shrinking Number Of Volunteer Firefighters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator is worried about a decline in the number of volunteers at fire stations.

Sen. Randy Vulakovich said Wednesday that the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania is 50,000, down from 300,000 four decades ago. 89 more words


Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department Graduates 15 Recruits

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Many smaller communities and boroughs in Western Pennsylvania cannot afford to pay full-time professional firefighters.

However, in Edgewood, the volunteer fire department is working to hold itself to the same standards as the paid pros. 411 more words


Long Island Puts Out Call For More Volunteer Firefighters

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau and Suffolk county executives are coming together to make an appeal for more volunteer firefighters.

“We need volunteer firefighters. They need help,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday during a press conference at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center in Garden City. 172 more words


Global Volunteering Stories

What is Skills-Based Volunteering?

Skills-based volunteering occurs when organizations capitalize on professional skills, talents, and individual education to assist a community partner meet an objective through various volunteering activities (Volunteer Canada, 2015). 270 more words

Community Support Pours in During Large Brush Fire

EAST PENN TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of acres are left charred on Blue Mountain after a large brush fire over the weekend.

Burnt bark on the trees outside of Bowmanstown is just a reminder of the many hours crews spent on the mountain. 337 more words