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2014-05-21 23:14:08

3 out of 4 US firefighters are volunteers. Support for Firefighters, Inc. was created to provide safety equipment, benefits for the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, and to fund research into the treatment of burn victims. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Dallas ultra marathon and endurance athlete Jeff Venable will run across America to raise awareness and funds for firefighters this summer. Chief Venable retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 2013 and felt...

2013-08-29 23:19:16

Boone County (MO) Fire Protection District (BCFPD) has begun utilizing new mobile technology that locates and dispatches its volunteer firefighters and EMTs to nearby incidents in order to reduce fire department response times. The system, developed by NowForce, locates and dispatches nearby potential responders, thereby shortening the time between when a 9-1-1 call is placed and when a fire/rescue unit arrives. Columbia, MO and Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Closest available...

2011-08-04 10:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $669,000 will be awarded to help firefighters in Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan announced today. "These funds will be distributed to 160 volunteer fire companies in rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common," Allan said. "To understand the...

2010-10-13 10:45:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, millions of people count on volunteer and rural community fire units to protect them and their property. More than 825,000 volunteer and small town firefighters do their jobs mostly without recognition and often without the latest equipment or training. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/CL86930LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/CL86930LOGO ) According to the National Volunteer Fire Council and the...

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