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Posted: Dec 2, 2015

Volunteer fire, EMS recruit and retain program launched

The National Volunteer Fire Council launched a nationwide recruitment campaign Tuesday to increase the number of volunteers in fire and emergency services. The Make Me a Firefighter campaign will help build awareness among the public as well as provide departments with the tools and resources to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1
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Posted: Dec 2, 2015

Colorado firefighters get bulletproof gear

Pueblo West firefighters are now equipped with bulletproof vests and helmets. These life-saving tools will add an extra level of protection for the crews heading into potentially dangerous situations. It's been in the works for weeks now but in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in Colorado Springs, firefighters tell News5 this gear is more important now than ever before.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOAA-TV NBC 5 & 30 Colorado Springs
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Posted: Dec 1, 2015

Background checks stir state probe of Buffalo fire unit

Joseph J. Tomizzi’s decision to step down as a deputy fire commissioner occurred while he and the Fire Investigation Unit he headed are being investigated by the state Attorney General’s Office, a probe that apparently centers on allegations that Tomizzi was abusing his authority by performing criminal background checks on individuals, The Buffalo News has learned.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: buffalo news
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Posted: Dec 1, 2015

Female firefighters are few, far between in North Texas fire departments

Steph Bouillion never thought she’d be a firefighter. The odds seemed to be against her. Last December, the 27-year-old became one of just two women hired by the Garland Fire Department in nearly 15 years. “I know I’m one of a few,” she said. In North Texas, female firefighters are scarce. Data provided to The Dallas Morning News by 20 fire departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area shows that as of June, women made up more than 2 percent of firefighters in just six departments.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the dallas morning news
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Posted: Dec 1, 2015

New York Firefighters Shot at Responding to House Fire

Officials confirmed that a suspect is now in custody. This is now a homicide and fire investigation. Family members tell us a 68-year-old man was shot and killed early this morning on Selden Road. Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says it appears the suspect wanted police to shoot him. Officials say the suspect set his own house on fire and then went to a neighbor's house and shot a man, who was in bed.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHEC-TV NBC 10 Rochester
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