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Canada: Study to Examine Volunteer Firefighter Mental Health

By John McPhee, Chronicle Herald: Joe MacDonald has seen some horrible things in his 32 years as a volunteer firefighter. “Nobody could imagine the stuff that we see,” the Barneys River fire chief said. “It’s...

How to Assess Community Risk

While there’s no one template for risk assessment, fire departments can take steps to get an accurate picture of their community’s threats By Rick Markley It’s a disservice to the community and its fire...

N.C. Firefighters go to Bahamas to Help Volunteer Firefighters Rebuild, Run Calls

By Jesslyn Ferentz, WECT: Firefighters from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Wilmington fire departments took off from Air Wilmington Monday morning, heading to the Bahamas in an effort to help with recovery...

Only 13 of 50 Karachi Firefighting Apparatus Work

By Express Tribune: Karachi, a bustling city of over 20 million people, is catered to by only 13 fire tenders. The metropolis, one of the largest industrial hubs of the country, is home to several factories...

Volunteer Firefighters Must Have Work-With-Children Background Checks or be Barred

By Thomas Duff, Daily Mail Australia: A ‘ludicrous’ new rule requiring volunteer firefighters to receive a work-with-children check could see thousands of them banned from battling blazes...

Volunteer Firefighter International is an online community dedicated to non-career firefighters across the globe, because brotherhood doesn’t end at town, county or country borders. VFI will bring you news and insights to help you get home safe, improve your department and better serve your community — no matter where you call home. VFI aims to make you the best trained, dedicated and passionate firefighter you can be.

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