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Committee Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Volunteer Firefighters in Chester County

Adam Farence, Daily Local News, December 05

SOUTH COATESVILLE >> Attempting to address the decline of volunteerism in the firefighting and EMS community, a special committee is working on ways to increase recruitment and retention of volunteers.

Meeting at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the group discussed the changes besetting the firefighting community.

According to documents provided by the committee, ... (Full Story)


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Leadership in the Real World Training Class

CCFCA, October 19

Saturday November 5th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - register at http://destraining.chesco.org/fire/Leadership%20in%20the%20Real%20World

Cost: FREE

This presentation will consist of a full day workshop containing a systematic review of the role of leadership in today’s fire service. The class will identify the characteristics, traits, and skills that are required to manage effectively in the modern ... (Full Story & Photos)

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(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grant-writing; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Beau Crowding, Deputy Director of Fire Services, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Congressman Ryan Costello; (from left to right, back row) Mike Holmes, Chief, Lionville Fire Company; Dave Jones, West Whiteland Fire Company; Ron Miller, President, Chester County Fire Police Association; and Steve Nuse, Chief, Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company.
(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grant-writing; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Beau Crowding, Deputy Director of Fire Services, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Congressman Ryan Costello; (from left to right, back row) Mike Holmes, Chief, Lionville Fire Company; Dave Jones, West Whiteland Fire Company; Ron Miller, President, Chester County Fire Police Association; and Steve Nuse, Chief, Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company.

Chester County Firefighters Receive Half-a-Million Dollar Federal Grant for Radio Purchases

County of Chester Press Release, October 05

Twelve Chester County fire companies will soon be better equipped to operate on the Chester County Department of Emergency Services’ new voice radio system thanks to two Federal grant awards issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Lionville Fire Company acted as a host applicant for one grant application to benefit fire companies along the Main Line and eastern areas of the County, while ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Where Did All the Firefighters Go?

CCFCA, October 04

The Pennsylvania Association of Township Officials has posted “TVN Special Report / October 2016: Where Did All the Firefighters Go?”.

The video is available at https://vimeo.com/184547035
... (Full Story)


 
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Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC

IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC, August 12

In the spirit of “See something; say something,” we feel it is time to ask for your attention. Over the past few months, there have been an alarming number of firefighter fatalities. In light of that, we do want to remind every operational firefighter, company officer, crew boss, superintendent, and command officer about the importance of situational awareness, evaluation of risk, value of risk as ... (Full Story & Photos)

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