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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Pennsylvania township establishes pay-per-call program for fire companies

In an effort to incentivize volunteer firefighters and encourage their continued life-saving efforts in Plymouth Township, the governing body unanimously approved a pay-per-call retention program. Active volunteer members with Plymouth Fire Co. and Harmonville Fire Co. are eligible for nominal payments for service and training provided members either respond to a minimum of 15 percent of the total number of dispatched emergency calls or attend at least 50 percent of the total weekly fire company sponsored training/drill nights.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times Herald
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Bid Awarded to Build Replacement Henry County (GA) Fire Station

 
 
The new station, at 975 Jodeco Road between Meridian Drive and Summer Leigh Drive, will replace for the former station which was on Flippen Road for more than 30 years. That facility was shut down in late 2016 after falling into disrepair and being deemed unsafe. Temporary facilities were constructed on that site, but development and traffic changes over time led county officials to select another site for the permanent station.
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

New Ambulance on Oahu Eases Strain

 
 

The new Salt Lake ambulance started operating out of the Airport Industrial Park on Dec. 30. The ambulance has responded to 163 calls, including a few cardiac arrest saves.

There are now 19 full-time and two part-time ambulances to serve all of Oahu’s residents and visitors. Nakano said crews respond to about 90,000 calls annually, and that the number of calls is rising by about 5,000 each year.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Project Nashville: A Look at Tennessee Fire Stations

 
 

Memphis has 90 fire halls, 49 more than Nashville and only a couple hundred thousand more people covering 785 square miles to our 526. Young points out the population of Nashville is increasing while the population of Memphis is decreasing.

Knoxville with 230,000 fewer people than Nashville has almost the same number of fire halls and covers the same square mileage. Young explains, “Our city is growing and neighborhoods are being built further away from a fire station, response times to that area is definitely delayed.”

Our previous Project Nashville investigation shows our firefighters are answering nearly triple the calls compared to two decades ago, but with fewer people.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Dickinson (ND) Fire Department Welcomes Fire Apparatus

 
 
"She's a 2018 Rosenbauer Commander," said Hilary Hartman, Fire Engineer responsible for the Dickinson Fire Department's fleet. "It has a 450 horsepower Cummins engine, 1,500 gallon per minute pump and a 500 gallon water tank. She has the capability to put down foam with two foam cells at 30 gallons apiece." The capabilities of the $500,000 new engine are greatly improved over other vehicles in the fleet, according to Fire Chief Robert Sivak, and will allow the department to tackle the growing number and severity of fires that have plagued the city in recent years.
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