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Cops: "Ninja" Volunteer Firefighter Started Fires in Vacant Homes

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...

Beloved Mont. fire chief, family killed in crash

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.

Ore. firefighters help 900-pound woman leave bedroom

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.

The Fleischer Popeyes #16: The Two-Alarm Fire"

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 […]

Jailed Former Fire Chief Gets Extra Time Added

BILLY JOE CARTER, FORMER FIRE CHIEF of Botetourt Volunteer Fire Department in Buchanan County, Virginia, had additional prison time added to his incarceration Monday.

In Oso, Search and Rescue Volunteers Play the Waiting Game

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

Thieving Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Five Felonies

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.

Morning Lineup – March 11

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...

Question about being paged out for a fire department emergency response

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

Investor Refresher (An Intersection Of Investing And Firefighting)

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

Another Treasurer Goes Down Signing

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.

Fire Chief Fired as Firehouse Phantom Filches Funds From Fire Department

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.

Another Treasurer Caught Dipping

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.

Another Former President Caught Dipping

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....

Obamacare Waiver: Volunteer Firefighters Get Healthcare Law Exemption

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

Former Bent Fire Chief Sentenced

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.

Actual Grinch Steals Toys For Tots Donation Bin

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]

IRS decision could complicate rural fire response

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

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