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.
THERE'S INNER TURMOIL AT THE Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department just north of Galveston, Texas. The small, struggling department of just 15 members is missing $100,000 from their meager treasury and nobody knows where it went. Well, perhaps one person knows.
LAURIE L. SWEGMAN, 47, WAS SELECTED to be the Treasurer of the Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department (Decatur County Indiana) in July 2011. According to Indiana State Police investigators, she went right to work and started pilfering funds from the VFD's bank account that same month.
SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, suspected that company president Chester Yurkovic was sharing in the fund drives. So they set up their own sting operation....
Volunteer fire departments have now been informed by the U.S. Treasury Department that, despite fears, they will be exempt from provisions in Obamacare that might have forced them to slash volunteer firemen's hours, benefits, or even their jobs. Show More Summary
BILLY JOE CARTER, FORMER FIRE CHIEF of Botetourt Volunteer Fire Department in Buchanan County, Virginia, was sentenced to serve six years in prison yesterday, with another 18 years suspended, after he pleaded "no contest" to five of the nine counts against him.
Senator Joe Donnelly is co-sponsoring a bill called the Protect Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It would exempt volunteer fire departments from the Affordable Care Act.
Last week, two women showed up with a van to pick up the donations from the Toys for Tots bin at the volunteer fire department in a Virginia town. There’s nothing sinister about that, except that the women weren’t affiliated with Toys For Tots. Who were they? No one knows. Police certainly would like to know. The area’s actual coordinator … [More]
BURNING QUESTIONS: Several Kansas city managers say a pending IRS decision wouldn’t derail volunteer fire departments, but could cause problems with rural response agreements. By Travis Perry ? Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Following...Show More Summary
As the devastating effects of Obamacare continue to rip through the middle class, new victims are being taken along the way. Volunteer fire...
By Steve Eggleston, Hot Air Just when one thought the news surrounding the damage being caused by ObamaCare can’t get worse, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports that ObamaCare may well end many volunteer fire departments:
Quoting Rock Master Scott: "We don't need no water."
Small towns don’t have full town fire departments. They have volunteers who show up when there’s a fire and do their best to save their neighbor’s property. That system is at risk, according to Rep. Lou Barletta: Barletta thinks that current policy requires companies to provide insurance to volunteer firefighters. Show More Summary
Because the n-dimensional, urbane Democratic party geniuses that created this marvelous healthcare plan for us all have never actually grokked what ‘volunteer’ means in the first place. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has...Show More Summary
THE FORMER FIRE CHIEF OF A North Carolina volunteer fire department surrendered to the Robeson County sheriff Tuesday
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Authorities have identified the driver who died after his logging truck collided with a passenger train at a crossing in West Virginia. Chief Buster Varner of the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Volunteer Fire Department says Danny Lee Kimble Sr. Show More Summary
I would like info on the Turbo Draft Fire Educator, the pros and the cons... We are a volunteer fire department and want to make sure I am getting something useful for our department or not. Thanks Dick Ackerman, Chief
Two firemen with the Sodus Point Volunteer Fire Department have been arrested in Old Forge, N.Y. for breaking into the Enchanted Forest Water Safari park while in town for the annual Firefighter’s Drill School. While inside the park,...Show More Summary