Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling To Recruit New MembersAround Pennsylvania when an emergency happens and someone's life or home is on the line, there are about 50,000 volunteer firefighters who are typically the first to respond.
Local Fire Company Puts Out The Call For Volunteer FirefightersThe fire company is just one of seven in the Lower Merion fire department and it says there was a time you didn’t have to ask for volunteers, they just showed up, but the numbers are dwindling.
Shared Interest In Firefighting Ignites A Spark Between Bucks County CoupleWhether it was the heat from fighting fires or just plain fate, sparks flew between Bucks County firefighters Jim and Rachel.
Bucks Volunteer Firefighter Groups Hoping to Refresh Membership RanksVolunteer firefighter numbers have been dwindling over the years in Bucks County, so a recruitment drive is now underway to try to get a younger generation interested in giving back to their communities.
ACA Could Shut Down Volunteer Fire Departments Throughout The CountryUnless clarified by the IRS or amended by Congress, the Affordable Care Act could shut down volunteer fire departments through out the country including the 60-member company in Stone Harbor.
Norristown Advertises For More Volunteer FirefightersA billboard campaign designed to increase the number of volunteer firefighters in that Montgomery County community appears to be working, but officials say there is still a long way to go.
Philadelphia's First Firefighters Recognized On Market Street With Commemorative Sidewalk SignThe Pennsylvania Historical Society has unveiled an historical marker in front of 221 Market Street to commemorate the original volunteer firefighters in the city of Philadelphia.
Cheltenham Township Goes Online To Recruit Volunteer FirefightersWith a $5,000 federal emergency management grant they got to attract recruits, Cheltenham Township made and posted a series of short videos showing the joys and camaraderie of volunteer firefighting.