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White House Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Recommends Cuts to Fire Service Programs

Congressional Fire Services Institute , February 11

On Tuesday, February 9th, the White House released the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, the final budget of the Obama Administration. The $4.23 trillion budget contains $40.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Included in the proposed budget are several programs of importance to the nation’s fire and emergency services, including the Assistance to Firefighters ... (Full Story)

Let's Ring in a Fire Safe New Year

USFA, December 29

If you’re like many Americans, you’re starting off the New Year with a resolution to improve your health. As you work towards your resolution, consider one additional step to maintain your health: fire prevention. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging everyone to make 2016 a healthy and fire-safe year.

Most people say they feel safest at home. But data shows 83% of all fire deaths in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training Opportunities at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center

CCFCA, November 07

Chester County Fire Training is holding the following two training classes:


DESCRIPTION: The modern residential basement may be packed with electronic equipment and furnishings. A basement fire can present serious challenges for responding firefighting crews. This 16 hour course addresses the important issues such as size-up, strategy, tactics deployment and safety that fire officers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Funeral Arrangements For Deputy Chief Brian Gallagher

Phoenixville Fire Department , August 30

It is with deep regret that the members of the Phoenixville Fire Department announce the sudden passing of Deputy Fire Chief Brian Gallagher at the age of 59.

Brian has been a member of Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1 since 1976 and the Kimberton Fire Company since 1972. Brian was past president of Northern Chester County Fire Chief’s Association and past Pennsylvania Fire Academy Instructor.

Brian ... (Full Story & Photos)

Three new reports look at the characteristics of fires in one- and two-family and multifamily homes and other residential buildings

CCFCA News Desk, August 06

The residential building portion of the fire problem is of great national importance, as it accounts for the vast majority of civilian casualties. National estimates for 2011-2013 show that 83 percent of all fire deaths and 79 percent of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings. In addition, residential building fires accounted for over half (58 percent) of the total dollar loss from all ... (Full Story)


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