Volunteer fire departments christen vehicles with no-holds-barred water fights.
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
May 1942. Southington, Conn. "Thomas J. Murphy, chief of the fire department, and its only salaried member, chatting with one of the volunteers." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full si...
You may want to break out the tissues.A volunteer Christian chaplain has been "fired" by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice because he refused to stop telling LGBT inmates that they were deviant hellbound sinners (the Bible's words, of course, since he would never say such an awful thing on his own).
The Defense Department said that armed individuals volunteering to guard recruiting stations in the wake of the shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., should leave their posts after a volunteer accidentally fired a weapon in Ohio.
A Texas fire department terminated a volunteer firefighter after he wrote a Facebook post praising Dylann Roof, the suspect in a mass shooting at a historically black church in Charleston that left nine people dead.
A volunteer Texas firefighter was terminated for posting on social media that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.” The comment by Mabank Fire Department volunteer Kurtis Cook was posted to the Facebook page of a South Carolina...
An East Texas volunteer firefighter was fired for posting on Facebook that the alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done." The Mabank fire department announced that it has "terminated...Show More Summary
A firefighter lost his volunteer job at a Texas fire department for sympathizing with the alleged killer behind the Charleston massacre.
The Center for Children needs volunteers for the annual Touch-A-Truck event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16 at Regency Stadium, White Plains. E-mail email@example.com.The Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County is seeking volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians and administrative-support personnel. Show More Summary
Seven firefighters in Prince George’s County were injured Sunday after their fire truck overturned as they were responding to a call.The incident involved a truck assigned to the Morningside Volunteer Fire department, according to Twitter messages from several fire officials.Read full article >>
Former Tulsa, Okla., Reserve Deputy Robert C. Bates was not certified on the.357-magnum revolver he used in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Furthermore, that personal weapon was not on the Sheriff Department’s list of approved weapons, the lawyer for Eric Harris’ family said, according to the Associated Press.
An Indiana Megabus crash happened on Interstate 65 near Edinburgh in Johnson County Monday morning that the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department is calling a “very serious accident.” A number of ambulances were called to the scene following the wreck that occurred around 5:30 a.m. Show More Summary
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
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
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 […]
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 […]