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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Fire Mechanics Conference - Raffle Prizes!

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Annual Fill the Boot Campaign Saturday in East Wenatchee

Firefighters from Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 will be out at the intersection of 9th St. and the Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee Saturday for the annual Fill the Boot campaign. The fundraiser, which collects money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association will run from 9:00 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 5:47:33 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Florida firefighters say firehouse destroyed by Hurricane Michael now a life or death issue

Dominick and Alicia Rhodes have had blue tarps covering the roof of their Florida home and a firetruck in their front yard since Hurricane Michael devastated their rural inland county 10 months ago. The couple — who have three kids, maintain two full-time jobs and work as volunteer firefighters in their spare time — are now caretakers of one of the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department fire engines because the firehouse where they once stored their trucks and equipment was obliterated by the storm.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Baltimore Fire Department’s Plan To Scale Back Number Of Initial Responding Units Draws Concern From Union

The Baltimore City Fire Department plans to cut down on the number of firefighters responding to initial calls, a move that isn’t sitting well with the firefighters’ union. Currently, five engines, two trucks, two battalion chiefs and a medic unit are dispatched when a call comes in. Come September, though, that number will shrink as the department tests reducing initial responding units to three engines, one truck and one battalion chief.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band in New York honors lives lost

On August 24th, 2009, the City of Buffalo lost two members of its fire department during a building fire. In the days that followed, firefighters from across the country came to Buffalo to honor Firefighter Jonathan Croom and Lieutenant Chip McCarthy. Members of the Washington, DC Fire Department's Pipes and Drums band played the funerals, and formed friendships with some of the Buffalo firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
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