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  1. Evolving Volunteer Management for the Emergency Services

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 22 Jul 2015

    these assumptions while adopting proactive recruitment strategies based on an assessment of their needs. A low-volume rural department will place greater emphasis on finding members who live and work locally and can generally respond quickly. A more urban

  2. Volunteer Firefighting: Recovering from Adversity

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 19 Feb 2015

    chief, deputy chief, two assistant chiefs, two captains, two lieutenants, and two sergeants. Similar to many small, rural departments , MCCFDF has the same two struggles: funding and membership. Over the past 10 years, there has been a nearly complete

  3. Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    tactics do not need to change as long as water is being put on the fire. Unfortunately, many of us work for suburban or rural departments and don't have the staffing for coordinated and efficient roof operations. In these settings, it's easy for ventilation

  4. Overcome Line Staffing Issues with the "Clamp"

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Oct 2013

    The Clamp Slide from behind. Engine companies from around the country have the same responsibilities. Large urban and rural departments have the same goal—protect the life of civilians inside the building by protecting the interior exposures, confining the

  5. Andres Medical Billing


    Fri, 22 Nov 2013

    AMB specializes in customized outsourced billing solutions for EMS providers, including large municipalities, fire protection districts, volunteer departments, rural departments and private ambulance services.

  6. Mitigating Class C Fires

    Online Articles

    Fri, 8 Nov 2013

    the power company representatives in the area and call them to pull meters as soon as possible. Smaller communities or rural departments may not have this option. Commercially available meter pullers can be used with the proper training and under orders from

  7. Dispute Leads to Seizure of Valley Center (CA) Communications Equipment

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Sep 2013

    thereby improving fire protection and medical services throughout the county. But consolidation hasn't sat well with some rural departments upset by the loss of local control. Until recently, the Valley Center district had been working under a "cooperative

  8. Apparatus Purchasing: Back to Basics

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Sep 2012

    gpm capacities, but many have larger fire pumps. Some rural departments use this style vehicle to supply water from drafting sites ..... style, typically called a "dry-side tanker." Many rural departments prefer elliptical tanks because of the price and reduced

  9. Specificity

    Online Articles

    Wed, 5 Oct 2011

    are a full-time career firefighter on a large urban department or one of the unheralded volunteers on small town and rural departments . You are all part of the same family. To this day, I still have an unbreakable bond with every U.S. Coast Guard member past and

  10. Firefighting News: Discovering Stories of Fallen Minnesota Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Thu, 27 Dec 2012

    then had the difficult task of doing more research to determine if that person belonged on the list. "I am positive the rural departments have line of duty deaths that we'll never know about," Ryder said. "I'm sure that not every name will be honored