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  • New club aims to help Pennsylvania students connect to public service careers
    A new club at Hempfield Area High School could help bridge the gap between a lack of volunteer firefighters and a younger workforce. The Public Services Club is headed by biology teacher, volunteer firefighter and paramedic Justin Heddinger. The organization will introduce students to careers like volunteer firefighting, police work, emergency management, EMS and 911 dispatchers.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLIVE
  • Baltimore Fire Department’s Plan To Scale Back Number Of Initial Responding Units Draws Concern From Union
    The Baltimore City Fire Department plans to cut down on the number of firefighters responding to initial calls, a move that isn’t sitting well with the firefighters’ union. Currently, five engines, two trucks, two battalion chiefs and a medic unit are dispatched when a call comes in. Come September, though, that number will shrink as the department tests reducing initial responding units to three engines, one truck and one battalion chief.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
  • Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band in New York honors lives lost
    On August 24th, 2009, the City of Buffalo lost two members of its fire department during a building fire. In the days that followed, firefighters from across the country came to Buffalo to honor Firefighter Jonathan Croom and Lieutenant Chip McCarthy. Members of the Washington, DC Fire Department's Pipes and Drums band played the funerals, and formed friendships with some of the Buffalo firefighters.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
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