[WDVM] - Officials say the pay will help those departments remain competitive with neighboring jurisdictions.
[WRIC] - Man sets Chesterfield house on fire then kills himself
[VP] During a 60-day period from mid-December to mid-February, ten fire departments across the Hampton Roads region responded to 362 residential house fires.
Why is it a good idea to pile mulch close to flammable & rapid-burning vinyl siding? Time has proven that fires, originating in mulch beds, can cause massive $$$$ loss and place apartment occupants at grave risk. Especially, when sprinklers aren't mounted on exterior walls!
Every day presents unique opportunities to serve our communities and neighbors.
A routine emergency can instantly strip a community's resources.This house fire, in Petersburg, required all of the city's firefighting resources, plus multiple mutual aid companies to bring under control. In [rural, suburban, and urban] communities that have a bare minimum of fire fighters on duty, effective firefighting often depends on the quick arrival of mutual aid resources. How dependable are your neighboring departments? Are they career or volunteer? How are other eme...rgencies going to be handled? Is your fire department's staffing a gamble on public safety?
Petersburg Professional Firefighters Association
Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Association
Colonial Heights Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3612
50 years ago today, the nation's first 911 call was made. Now, it serves as a life-saving link for 1000's of Virginians daily.
[CBS19] - The Virginia Department of Forestry says debris burning is the leading cause of forest fires in the Commonwealth.
Our members are proud to serve their neighbors!
Not so funny...that workers' compensation claims are denied when our protective gear facilitates carcinogen exposure(s) and many fire stations across Virginia don't have systems to ventilate diesel exhaust. It is insulting that denied claims are accompanied with refusal to invest in prevention. Does your fire department and risk management provide you with a comprehensive program to reduce cancer risk? #cancersucks
Thanks to you and other generous donors we collectively received $123,000 on #GivingTuesday, with even more to come soon from donations made on Facebook. Your d...onations are helping adults and kids like Faith live longer and grow stronger every day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! http://bit.ly/2zB2Xhi
During #americanheartmonth, useful information for preventing cardiac-related injuries and death among fire fighters -
Cancer is a reality of firefighting - does your department take risk reduction seriously? #CancerSucks - especially, when your workers' comp claim is likely to be denied!
[WDVM] - Chief Mabie says in order to meet growing fire and rescue demands, volunteer fire and rescue departments will probably keep seeing less volunteers and more paid staff.