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Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

When we made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, it was nearly two years ago as we were living out of a hammock in the Prescott National Forest, working for a volunteer fire department doing fuels reduction. We spent most of...Show More Summary

Compassionate Fire Department Award to Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue

The post Compassionate Fire Department Award to Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue appeared first on PETA.

Firefighters say 19 dead in fire at Guatemala orphanage

The spokesman for Guatemala's volunteer fire departments said at least 19 people have been found dead at the scene of a fire in a troubled orphanage near Guatemala City. Spokesman Mario Cruz told the Emisoras Unidas radio station that firefighters were still extinguishing parts of Wednesday's blaze....

Ex-firemen treasurer embezzled $5.7M to spend on antiques

2 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department was such a smoke-eater buff that he spent $9,000 to buy himself a 1931 American LaFrance antique fire engine. Problem is — the money wasn’t his. Michael Klein pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court Tuesday for stealing more than $5.7 million from his fire department...

Salmonella outbreak traced to fish fry likely winding down

More than 50 people have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak in Tennessee apparently stemming from a volunteer fire department fish fry fund raiser earlier this month. Multiple media in and around Lacassas, TN, are reporting that a Sept. 10 fish fry at the Lascassas Fire Department has been identified as the likely outbreak event,... Continue Reading

Firefighter Loses Home To Fire Days After He Receives Racist Threat

Volunteer firefighter Kenneth Walker received a threatening, racist letter telling him to resign from New York’s North Tonawanda Fire Department on Monday night. Two days later, his home caught on fire. “We believe it was retaliation,” his wife, Amanda Walker, told Buffalo News. Show More Summary

Fallowfield Township Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Rescuing Dog Trapped in Mine Shaft

PETA’s Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company for its July 20 rescue of a dog named Blaze, who had fallen... The post Fallowfield Township Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Rescuing Dog Trapped in Mine Shaft appeared first on PETA.

Fundraising Fireworks

On Monday, July 4th Agitator readers in the U.S. and we editors celebrate America’s 240th Independence Day. There will be fireworks, barbeques, volunteer fire department parades, the televised public broadcasting special from the National...Show More Summary

Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department’s ex-treasurer stole $6M

10 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department stole nearly $6 million from his fellow smoke-eaters, prosecutors allege.

Pa. firefighters accused of false alarms for joy rides

11 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Logan Township Volunteer Fire Department suspended four men and police have charged them with making the false alarms

Indiana’s new baby drop boxes let moms abandon their kids safely

12 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department, located about 15 miles east of Fort Wayne in Indiana, is offering a new amenity for mothers. It’s called the Safe Haven Baby Box, a padded, climate-controlled container for newborns. It’s connected to a security system, so the emergency personnel inside the...

Bedford Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Saving Dog From House Fire

A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Bedford Township Fire Department after volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire in the 8200 block... The post Bedford Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Saving Dog From House Fire appeared first on PETA.

2/11/16 13:59 Incident

The Burlington Volunteer Fire Department was called to Prospect St for a lock out by the Burlington Police Department. Rescue 9 was responding before being cancelled at 14:10. All units clear

This firefighter mom doesn't need to take off her uniform to go viral for breastfeeding.

last yearHumor / odd : Happy Place

This photo of a breastfeeding firefighter posted by an Australian volunteer fire department is going viral right now (with just over 3,000 shares and 32,000 likes), because, duh. It's the most important and inspirational testament to...Show More Summary

Macopin Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Dramatic Rescue of Dog

Courtesy of PETA, a Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to Macopin Volunteer Fire Company No. 4, which came to the rescue of a 6-month-old German shepherd... The post Macopin Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Dramatic Rescue of Dog appeared first on PETA.

Arkansas man shoots and kills firefighter trying to help him

last yearNews : The Raw Story

A firefighter in Arkansas responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot on Friday by the person he had intended to assist, authorities said. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ronald Adams, 29, had responded to a report that a man had suffered a seizure and collapsed in...

Arkansas firefighter shot and killed helping seizure patient

last yearNews : NY Daily News

Lt. Ronald Jason Adams, 29, served in the Sherwood Fire Department and was working on behalf of the volunteer East Pulaski Fire Department as snow blanketed the area around 5 a.m.

Volunteer Texas Firefighters Indicted In Chorizo Sexual Assault

A grand jury in North Texas indicted five volunteer firefighters, the department chief and assistant chief for allegedly sexually assaulting another firefighter with a chorizo sausage. Five Waxachachie volunteer fire fighters have been...Show More Summary

Wet Hot American Fire Department

2 years agoNews : Newsweek: US

Volunteer fire departments christen vehicles with no-holds-barred water fights.

Badass Great-Grandmother Is An Ambulance-Driving EMT At Age 87

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

A Maine woman is driving through the golden years at full speed. At 87 years old, Edna Mitchell is thought to be the state’s oldest Emergency Medical Technician, volunteering for the Liberty Fire Department for the past 37 years, WCSH reported. Show More Summary

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