This Mercedes-Benz L408 G van, for sale on Hemmings.com, entered service with the Freiwillige Feurwehr Heide-Stadt (Volunteer Fire Department of the city of Heide) in 1969, and for the next 45 years it served the town’s residents as an auxiliary fire truck. Heide is a small town, meaning that the Mercedes accumulated just 27,000 kilometers […]
(YouTube link) The Achao, Chile, volunteer fire department is always ready to respond to an emergency. But the firefighters also dance! In full gear! If you’re in a hurry, you can skip ahead. The dancing starts at about 1:45. The song is "Soy Tu Nene Malo" by Nene Malo. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Perrotti, 47, is accused of embezzling more than $70,000 from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department
For 24-year-old Mike Scannell, a lieutenant at the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, NY, the desire to be a firefighter came to him after having spent years hanging around the firehouse with friends who were already involved. Show More Summary
THE TREASURER OF A CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, volunteer fire department was charged yesterday with stealing $300,000 from the department's accounts.
IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO THIS MONTH THAT the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department in Douglas County, Wisconsin, lost its firehouse and six trucks to a devastating fire.
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents this stunning time-lapse video, created by photographer and volunteer fire lookout Gary Yost, of San Francisco Bay area’s famous fog rolling in to envelop the landscape, illuminated...Show More Summary
When someone’s heart stops, there are just minutes to save them from brain damage or death; by the time medics arrive, it can be too late. This is the problem former San Ramon Valley Fire Department chief Richard Price set out to solve with the crowdsourced iOS app, PulsePoint. Price came up with the idea for the app after […]
A teenage volunteer firefighter in the Philadelphia suburbs has been arrested on charges that he and another teen set fire to vacant homes so that his fire department would be called to extinguish the blazes. A crime so dumb only a Philly boy could think it up. Read more...
A fire engine and a family's pickup truck collided on a Montana highway Thursday. Volunteer Fire Chief Todd Rummel was among the six people killed. 'Todd was like a brother. To some folks in the fire department, he was like a father,' one firefighter said.
Oregon firefighters helped a 900 pound woman escape her bedroom for the first time in two years. The Eugene Fire Department crew volunteered their time to cart Sharon Hall-Dodson out of her home after contractors cut a hole in her bedroom wall.
This Popeye cartoon opens, as you might expect, at the Volunteer Fire Department (of Sweethaven? Popeye's town is never mentioned in these cartoons, but I think that's his home in the comic strips), which is divided into Company C and Company D. Show More Summary
Most of the fire departments along the Jersey Shore are volunteer. So they rely on fire sirens to alert firefighters of an alarm. (They also use pagers but the old-time sirens are still used as a backup.) But not in Spring Lake, NJ. Because two ospreys decided to use the fire siren there as a […]
BILLY JOE CARTER, FORMER FIRE CHIEF of Botetourt Volunteer Fire Department in Buchanan County, Virginia, had additional prison time added to his incarceration Monday.
ARLINGTON, Washington — Following the deadly mudslide that ripped through the Oso, Wash. community Saturday morning, the Oso Fire Department has been an unofficial headquarters of sorts for volunteer efforts On Wednesday afternoon alone,...Show More Summary
A FORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER WHO was also the fire chief of the volunteer fire department pleaded quilty to five felony counts Wednesday related to his plundering of more than $293,000 from the fire department.
Meddling government agencies harm volunteer fire and EMS departments far more than they help them. Oftentimes this is because the rule-making authorities haven't a clue of how the outfits they're regulating actually work in real lif...
I am fire chief of a volunteer fire department and am questioning after my department is paged out by our county dispatch who has the authority to rescind the dispatch. Does the alarm company have that right or the owners have thatShow More Summary
By AdvisorShares: By Roger Nusbaum Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time may recall my active involvement with the local volunteer fire department where I live in Northern Arizona. Occasionally my work in the investment industry intersects with some aspect of firefighting, and one such intersection just occurred last week. Show More Summary
A FAUQUIER COUNTY (Virginia) GRAND JURY INDICTED the former secretary/treasurer of the Goldvein Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday, charging Kimberly Ann Strayer, 42, with 13 felony counts of embezzlement.