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NO MONEY FOR TRAINING FIREFIGHTERS UNLESS YOU ARE CHIEF SLOCUMB

June 16, 2015

QUESTION: Where has Fire Chief Jarret Slocumb been the past 7 or 8 weeks? No one can get in touch with him and no one has seen him. 250 more words

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Fireman's Convention underway in Harrisburg

Firefighters in Dauphin County are celebrating those who wore the uniform before them.
The Annual Dauphin County Volunteer Fireman’s Convention kicked off this weekend at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum on North 4th Street in Harrisburg. 118 more words

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Lawmakers Trying To Waive Background Check Fees For First Responders

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When Pennsylvania lawmakers passed changes to the state child abuse laws, they never intended for it to place a new financial burden on first responders. 226 more words

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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

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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

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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

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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

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