Volunteer Fire Companies Will Soon Be Required to Screen Applicants for Prior Sex Offenses

Local volunteer fire companies and the men and women who serve enjoy a special position of trust within our communities. Firefighters are called upon to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, and their exemplary performance is essential to building this relationship… Read More

The Changing Face of Pre-Hospital Care

They aren’t always the most glamorous calls. They aren’t the ones that get your adrenaline pumping or allow you to call upon your extensive training in emergency response. Instead, it’s the call for the elderly man who is wandering in the woods in the winter without a coat or shoes. It’s the call for the… Read More

Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village

“What I see I may forget, what I hear I may not remember, but what I do, I understand.” This is the motto and main focus for the Children’s Safety Education Village located in Ashville, New York, in beautiful Chautauqua County. In 1996, members from… Read More

Are You Sure You Want to Be in Command?

I remember years ago watching young firefighters in volunteer companies race to ride the front seat – after all, the radio, the sirens and the horns were the priority. In career departments, firefighters would want to “ride up” when the lieutenant or captain had the day off, sometimes for the same… Read More