Posts Tagged VFD

Ensuring Safe Air for Volunteer Firefighters

FDIC was held this past month in Indianapolis. The annual FDIC event brings together firefighters and emergency responders from all over the United States (as well as some international representatives) to share experience, train, celebrate, and honor their vital profession. It is each and every time a

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Congratulations, Oakland Volunteer Fire Company!

Nearly 70% of the firefighters in the United States are volunteer firefighters, and roughly two-thirds of all fire departments are volunteer fire departments (VFDs). That is more than 750,000 emergency service personnel and 21,000 VFDs! VFDs play an essential role in the national emergency response network. While

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GRANT PROGRAM: Help Volunteer Firefighter Departments Breathe Safer Air!

In October 2012, NFPA released its report “US Fire Department Profile,” which was authored by Michael J. Karter, Jr. and Gary P. Stein. One of the statistics included in the report stresses what is widely known among firefighters but not necessarily within the general public: 69% (756,400)

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