Don’t miss this Weekend’s Events

There are several social and training events going this weekend. Join us on Saturday, May 7, as the Lanesborough Fire Department will be hosting the Junior Firefighters academy class from 7am to 4pm at the fire station. The Sunderland Volunteer Fireman’s Association is having their spring flower sale at the Sunderland Corner store from 8am more

Southwick Fire Chief’s Job passes from Anderson to Anderson

Walk into any fire department anywhere in the U.S., and the odds are good you’ll find siblings, parents and children, cousins, in-laws, husbands and wives, all serving side by side. It’s not unusual for generations of the same family to be represented in the fire service. Hold on before you go crying nepotism here. The fire more

Rutland Fire Chief Weber resigns

RUTLAND – Fire Chief Bradley Weber has submitted his resignation, citing health concerns. Chief Weber, whose contract was scheduled to end June 30, submitted his letter to the Board of Selectmen on Friday with an effective date of April 28. Chief Weber thanked the voters for funding a second ambulance as well as an override more

Turnout Light, but Spirits still high at Onset Fire Station Forum

Weather-wise, it was apparently too nice a day to be indoors. Mobs of people did not venture Sunday afternoon to the venerable Onset Fire Station on East Central Avenue for an Open House program, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of Onset Fire Department employees and supporters for their overarching objective of constructing a new more

Open House Recruitment Events from NY Volunteer Fire Departments

East Greenish, NY, capital region fire departments are sounding the alarm for more volunteers to join their team. As part of a statewide effort to increase the number of volunteer firefighters, “Recruit New York” kicked off this weekend. It’s always been very tough for volunteer fire companies in finding volunteers. That’s why this weekend, fire more

Recruiting New Volunteers

Recruitment is a challenge for many volunteer departments across the country. Resources are available from the NVFC’s Make Me A Firefighter campaign to help departments by providing ready-to-use recruitment tools and resources. Many departments are finding innovative ways to address recruitment. Check out this article about successful recruitment efforts from the Hyattsville (MD) Volunteer Fire Department. Watch this video from FirstNet more

Grant, Scholarship, and Training Opportunities Available

There are many grant, scholarship, and training opportunities currently available to firefighters, EMTs, and NVFC members. To make sure you haven’t missed any of these opportunities, here is a quick synopsis of some of the applications periods that are now open. Fire Prevention and Safety Grant: FEMA’s FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of more

North Adams Ambulance Replaces Aging Fleet

The North Adams Ambulance Service recently took possession of two 2016 McCoy Miller Type III Ambulances and a 2016 Ford Expedition Supervisor Medic Intercept vehicle. The ambulances were purchased from Yankee Fire & Rescue Inc. in Palmer and Medic 1 was purchased from MHQ in Marlborough, completing all graphic, lighting and radio installations. Officials say more

There’s more to Volunteering than running into Burning Buildings

Ron van Oostendorp, the fire chief at the Redding Ridge Volunteer Department, first got into firefighting when he singlehandedly put out a fire in his father’s chimney some 20 years ago. “My parents, who still live next door to us in Redding, called and said they thought they were having a problem,” he remembered Tuesday. more

EMS Day at Six Flags New England

On May 22 Six Flags New England is offering FREE admission to the first 200 EMS personnel (must present proper identification at our Group Sales window). After those 200 tickets are claimed, staff members can purchase a discounted ticket at a rate of $26.00. EMS friends and family can purchase discounted tickets at the Group Sales Window more