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November 2016
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Department Receives $30,000 Equipment Grant
The City of High Springs Fire Department was awarded an equipment grant worth more than $30,000 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on Thursday. The event was held at the High Springs Museum and included a training session where the community could see how new extrication equipment will help firefighters to save lives ... read more

Anonymous Donor Gifts Rescue Boat

The Nenana Volunteer Fire Department is the owner of a new rescue riverboat, thanks to a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

"This is a great thing," Fire Chief Joe Forness said. "It's definitely going to benefit the community and surrounding communities." The department recently gained status as a 501c(4) nonprofit organization, which gives the department the ability to raise funds and accept donations for equipment and supplies on its own more

Firefighters to Train in House Owned by YMCA
A partnership between the Ocean Community YMCA and Westerly Fire Department is putting an unused home along High Street to good use: helping firefighters learn how to save lives ...continue reading


Citizens Submit Their Questions
Q & A 

The questions below
were asked (submitted) by non public safety professionals. We found some of the questions to be interesting, funny, and some insightful. Click on the answer to read responses or add your own.  
Q: How do British police officers manage to stop knife-wielding suspects safely when they don't carry firearms?
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Q:What would happen if someone ran into a fire to get their pets? What are the firefighters required to do?
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Q: If I go past a cop at 130+ mph, should I stop or keep going? A: (answer)

Q:  Which extinguishes fire more quickly, hot or cold water? Why?
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FDNY Expands Water and Ice Rescue Training to continue 

Small police departments get much needed funding for active shooter training at ALERRT to continue  
Firefighters receives special oil and gas training to continue 
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National Volunteer Fire Council Training Summit 2017 to continue

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Center hosts firefighter photography training to continue 

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$26M police, fire training center slated for Round Rock, Texas to continue 

Fire department lawyer says volunteers "want to 'kinda' be a firefighter" to continue 
Would You Shoot? Police Training Gives People Perspective to continue 

Police Training helped save 2-year-old hostage to continue

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Training for trench rescues to continue 
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Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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