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Gary awarded $3.1 million to recruit, retain firefighters from SAFER grant

gary recieves safer grant

NWI.COM ARTICLE: “GARY — A total of $3.1 million in federal funds will be funneled into Gary to bolster numbers of firefighters and maintain those who serve at the city’s stations. The city was approved to receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Grants Management announced this week. The grant is ...

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Barrington disbands paid on call volunteer firefighter program

Chicago Tribune Article:  “Fire Chief Jim Arie said the program is over because fire insurers are requiring all firefighters, volunteer or full-time, to have the same training and that is not feasible for the paid on-call staff. “We train as part of our daily shifts,” Arie said. “We can’t really expect that from them.” McCarthy, 51, and a 22-year volunteer ...

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Galesburg, IL Fire Chief Simkins Retiring October 25th – Nationwide Search for New Chief Coming

Galesburg Fire Chief Simkins

Article From WGIL: “Now that Galesburg has a new police chief, it appears it is time to find a new fire chief. It was announced Thursday morning that Chief Tom Simkins will be retiring effective October 25, 2019, after leading the Galesburg Fire Department for the last 10 years. He began his career with the City of Galesburg in 1985 ...

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Video and Fireground Audio: 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago at Former Gatelys Department Store

Video of Chicago Fire Department Companies Operating at a 3-11 Alarm Fire Early Friday Morning.  The video was posted by SRResquire and description is below. “112th & Michigan former Gatelys Department Store Numerous tower ladders and snorkel in operation” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Menomonee Falls Fire Department (Waukesha County, WI Population Approx. 35,000) Goes Hours With Not a Single Piece of Fire Apparatus in Service

Video above and story below from the Local Firefighters Union about how Menomonee Falls Fire Department (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) Went Approx. 7 Hours Without a Single Piece of Firefighting Equipment in Service.  Then Later They went approx. 15 Hours (That We Know of) With only a Single Piece of Firefighting Equipment.  The Reason? Aging Equipment and Failure to Invest in ...

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Video: Well Involved Apartment Fire in Chicago

Video posted by Florida Dad shows Chicago Fire Department Companies working a well involved apartment fire in Chicago.  The Video was posted Today (Memorial Day) and not much of a description was given.  The gentleman who posted the video can’t recall when this was.  Anybody out there remember? Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this ...

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Video: Milwaukee Firefighter Calmly Takes Down Suspected Drunk Driver Trying to Run Following a 3 Vehicle Crash

Video posted to Facebook by Hard Stack Magazine shows a Milwaukee Firefighter calmly assisting a gentleman to the ground after he tried to flee a 3 Vehicle crash near 35th and Locust.  The civilian bystanders were not letting the gentleman go anywhere either. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if ...

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Video’s: Extensive Coverage of Funeral Service and Procession for City of Appleton, WI Firefighter Driver/Engineer Mitchell Lundgaard

Service for Mitchell Lundgarrd  Procession From Funeral Home to Church for Mitchell Lundgaard Companies Getting Ready for Procession From Church Back to Funeral Home Funeral Procession From Church Back to Funeral Home Final Alarm for Firefighter Lundgaard Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Line of Duty Death Press Conference For Firefighter Mitchell F. Lundgaard of The City of Appleton (WI) Fire Department

  Video of the press conference identifying Firefighter Mitchell F. Lundgaard of the Appleton Fire Department in WI.  We will bring you more details as funeral arrangements come out.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Lundgaard’s family and the Appleton Fire Department. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if ...

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Video: Huge Procession of Fire Apparatus and Police Vehicles Escorts Fallen Appleton Firefighter Back to Appleton From the Milwaukee County Medical Examiners Office

  Video of the very large procession returning to Appleton from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiners Office.  RIP Brother and we will bring you all the details as we get them.     Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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