Volunteer Firefighter International

Volunteer Fire Chief Pulls out of Contest to Let Other Department Win

By George Mortimer, CBC News: The Reserve Mines Fire Department in Cape Breton was on its way to winning $5,000 in a Facebook contest when the chief noticed something he liked even more. Jeff Aucoin said his...

Volunteer Fire Depts use Illinois Loan Program to Buy Rigs, Ambulances

Source: Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office: Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois Finance Authority Executive Director Christopher Meister issued over $9.3 million in no interest or low...

Portugal: Volunteer Firefighters Say No-Pay Disrespectful

By Kim Schiffmann, Portugal News: The Portuguese Association of Voluntary Firefighters (APBV) considered it “a total disrespect” that operatives who integrated within the forest fire fighting programme...

Australia: Volunteer Firefighters Raising Money to Offset Busy Fire Season

By Jann Karp, Armidale Express: As bushfires continue burning east of Glen Innes, a fundraising effort has started for the Rural Fire Service. The summer season has started early in terms of heat and winds and...

Mich. Nonprofit Donates Used Firefighting Gear to Volunteer and Rural Fire Depts

By Graham Jaehnig, Daily Mining Gazette: A number of local volunteer fire departments received over a half a million dollars in used fire fighting equipment last Thursday, thanks to a downstate organization...

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