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  1. Rethinking Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire Department

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    the dwindling staff of the country's volunteer fire departments. According to the most ..... and dire warnings about the demise of volunteer fire departments, various countermeasures ..... recruitment and retention dilemma in volunteer fire departments is a big challenge

  2. Texas Volunteer Firefighters Arrested for Hazing

    Online Articles

    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

    Five volunteer firefighters are off the job in Ellis County. They and one other person ..... happened in January at the Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department in Waxahachie. An affidavit states the group sexually

  3. Volunteer Firefighting: NVFC Announces 2015 Award Winners

    Online Articles

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce ..... Edward J. Mello joined the Ballston Volunteer Fire Department in Arlington, Virginia ..... County Firemen's Association and the Volunteer Coordinator for the Arlington County

  4. Volunteer Firefighting: Fire Departments Across the State Gear Up for Fifth Annual RecruitNY Weekend

    Online Articles

    Wed, 11 Feb 2015

    Volunteer fire departments across New York State ..... the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort. RecruitNY ..... initiative designed to help increase volunteer membership in local fire departments

  5. Oklahoma Bill Would Allow Older Volunteer Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    The current age limit of a new volunteer firefighter is 45 years old. That could change if Governor ..... they are above the age of 45. "The law was written to bar new volunteer firefighters above the age of 45 because the pension system

  6. Volunteer Fire Department Consolidation in Pennsylvania

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    fire departments in the United States are volunteer -based, and their members total to about ..... the fire departments are 96.1 percent volunteer , and the approximately 1,500 Pennsylvania volunteer fire departments produce a tax savings

  7. University of Notre Dame Volunteer Firefighter Sean Killelea Receives the 2015 Courage and Valor Award

    Online Articles

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    Warren Township (IN) Fire Department received the 2015 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award . Captain Killelea also serves as a volunteer firefighter for the University of Notre Dame. President and Chief Executive Officer of PennWell Corporation, Mr. Robert

  8. Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Expand Volunteer Firefighter Base

    Online Articles

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    People over the age of 45 will now be allowed to volunteer as firefighters, reports kfor.com ( http://bit.ly/1Ql9JuN ) Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2005 that gives potential

  9. Succession Planning in Volunteer and Combination Departments

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    strong beliefs of self-determination, volunteer fire departments have held elections ..... our elections?" If you are like most volunteer fire departments, the answer is ..... Watch in Dutch New Amsterdam to today, volunteer firefighting efforts have thrived in

  10. National Volunteer Fire Council Corrects Survey Link

    Online Articles

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015

    in a study about Dietary Habits on United States volunteer /call Firefighters. The online survey is for volunteer /call firefighters in the U.S. We'd like to better understand the volunteer /call firefighters eating habits. Your participation