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Harnessing the Power of your Community

Building a community network to support your volunteer fire department. 

For the career fire employees out there, it’s likely your fire department provides some level of personnel support with regard to smoking cessation, physical fitness, dietary, psychological support, marriage counseling, stress management, financial planning etc. 1,343 more words


First responder moms in Lancaster County urge others to volunteer

E. HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. – They’re some of the toughest women you’ll meet, balancing a family, a day job, and a volunteer experience that can often feel like a second job. 442 more words


Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling To Recruit New Members

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Around Pennsylvania when an emergency happens and someone’s life or home is on the line, there are about 50,000 volunteer firefighters who are typically the first to respond. 275 more words


300 volunteer firefighters participate in Saskatchewan fire school

Over 300 volunteer firefighters attended the Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighter Association (SVFFA) spring fire school. It covers everything from beginner fire training, to hazardous material accidents and vehicle extraction. 327 more words


How to be a Good Samaritan

“Do you just walk by? Or do you stop to help?” Image from The Mesh Warrior Foundation

Nearly every country in the world has a Good Samaritan policy: the civic duty to help someone in need – whether it be an injured hiker, a lost child, or several injured persons at the scene of a car accident. 1,022 more words


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