fire departments News

Wisconsin Fire Agencies Ditch Hazardous Firefighting Foam

MADISON, Wis. — Some Wisconsin fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam that contains a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to increased cholesterol and cancer risk, among other health hazards. The Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contaminate Wisconsin’s …

West Virginia Woman Assembles Supply Kits for Fire Victims

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For Joy Buskirk, the memories of a fire her family experienced years ago prompted her to do something for families who are impacted by the devastation of a fire now. The Parkersburg resident is putting together After …

Indiana Fire Departments Get Federal Hiring Grants

Fire departments in three Indiana cities are starting the new year with federal grants of nearly $1 million or more to hire additional firefighters or recall others who were laid off. U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said Terre Haute will …

Company Donates to Colorado Fire Departments

Honeywell Inc. is donating more than $250,000 to volunteer fire departments that helped battle wildfires in Colorado this summer. According to KKTV-TV, the money was donated by Honeywell employees worldwide and was matched by the company on Wednesday. Six volunteer …

Arkansas City Files Suit Over Fire Insurance Money

The Arkansas city of Beebe has filed suit against White County over how the county distributes some funding to area fire departments. The suit was filed by Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson and the Beebe City Council after the county decided …

South Carolina LowCountry Fire Departments Sign Mutual Aid Pact

Fire departments in the Charleston, S.C., area are lending each other a helping hand. Five fire departments in the area on Monday sign a new agreement under which they will automatically provide assistance during emergencies. The departments include Charleston and …

Land O’Lakes Gives $10K to Texas Volunteer Fire Departments

Land O’Lakes Inc. Foundation has donated $10,000 to Texas Forest Service’s Volunteer Fire Department assistance fund. Volunteer fire departments served as the first line of defense against wildfires that devastated the Lone Star State this year. More than 29,000 blazes …

Oklahoma Lawmakers Examine Issues Facing Rural Fire Departments

Members of the Oklahoma Senate Interim Study on Rural Fire Departments met recently to discuss issues regarding rural fire defense. Sen. Mark Allen said the Interim Study was requested to give Senate members a better understanding of the needs and …