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Volunteer Firefighter Shortage Hits Departments

Huntertown Fire Chief Mike Feely puts a sign outside the firehouse: accepting applications. No one stops. Right after the 9/11 attacks, 15 to 20 people wanted to help. That interest lasted about four months. All the new people quit when …

Tornado-Stricken Ohio Fire Department Gets Help

A northeast Ohio town that lost its fire station in a tornado during the summer has gotten donated equipment to help its volunteer force. The state fire marshal and the Cincinnati-area MN8-Foxfire company partnered to assist the volunteer fire department …

Flaming Car Driven to Fire Station in Austria

Some Austrian firefighters didn’t have to leave their station to deal with a recent alarm. The blaze came to them instead. Fireman Roland Brandl says that colleagues were doing chores at the station in the town of Pregarten Wednesday when …

Mississippi City’s Fire Stations Getting Upgrades

The city of Biloxi is moving forward with major improvements to two fire station roofs to protect them from storm winds. WLOX-TV reported that the replacement roofing will be able to withstand wind speeds of 155 miles per hour. About …

Flood-damaged Vermont Fire Station gets FEMA Look

A Vermont fire station that covers parts of two states and Canada is among the properties that have suffered damages in spring flooding. The Beecher Falls Fire Station, located in the northeastern corner of Vermont, was inundated April 27 when …