'We Are All Having A Problem': Volunteer Fire Departments In Pennsylvania Struggling To Attract More VolunteersVolunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania are struggling to attract volunteers.
New Report Sheds Light On Dwindling Number Of Volunteer Firefighters, Officials Seeking SolutionsAccording to a new report, the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania has dropped from 300,000 in the 1970s to only 38,000 today.
Report Warns Of Crisis In Pennsylvania Fire, Rescue ServicesA new report warns of a crisis in Pennsylvania's fire and rescue services, saying the number of volunteers continues to fall amid funding needs and training challenges.
Pennsylvania Volunteer Firefighters To Receive $55.1 Million In FundingVolunteer firefighters across the state are about to get new equipment, training and insurance.
Lawmakers Trying To Waive Background Check Fees For First RespondersWhen Pennsylvania lawmakers passed changes to the state child abuse laws, they never intended for it to place a new financial burden on first responders.
Alarm Raised Over Shrinking Number Of Volunteer FirefightersA Pennsylvania state senator is worried about a decline in the number of volunteers at fire stations.
Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department Graduates 15 RecruitsMany smaller communities and boroughs in Western Pennsylvania cannot afford to pay full-time professional firefighters.