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  • 2012 Volunteer Run Survey

    Firehouse ® Magazine proudly presents its 25th annual Volunteer Run Survey. For this year’s survey, we received responses from numerous volunteer fire departments in 28 states. Listed here is a sampling from around the country. Departments are...

    Article • October 1st, 2013

  • For the Record 11/12

    Marion Body Works President Dies in Crash James M. Simpson, 51, the president and chief executive officer of Marion Body Works, was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Oct. 4. Simpson had been president and chief executive officer of the WI-based maker...

    Article • November 1st, 2012

  • What Have You Saved?

      These are not good times for the fire service. Every government is looking very hard at how its money is being spent and what it is getting in return. But the fire service is different. I have heard many firefighters say that the fire service is an...

    Article • June 28th, 2011

  • The Perfect Storm

      A storm is brewing. A perfect storm. Just like the movie starring George Clooney in which a confluence of three different weather patterns converged into one spot over the Atlantic Ocean, the fire service, I predict, will be facing it own perfect...

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • The Apparatus Architect

    Part 46: How Do You Justify a New Apparatus During These Tight Economic Times?

    Article • July 1st, 2010

  • Protecting Your Organization's Funds from Theft

    Pick up any newspaper today and you can't miss stories about the current economic difficulties facing everyone. These articles, many packed with doom and gloom, may be found on the front pages. But keep reading and chances are somewhere on page six or...

    Article • May 5th, 2010

  • Layoffs, Budget Cuts & Deficits

    From Glendale, AZ, to Tulsa, OK; from Philadelphia to Atlanta to Los Angeles, the news is the same — budgets are in crisis and firefighters must be laid off. The depth of the financial crisis is deep and emergency workers who haven't been handed a...

    Article • February 3rd, 2010

  • Doing Less With Less. When Will We Learn?

    Budget cuts. These words have become an integral part of the daily lives of most fire service leaders. As many municipalities, both big and small, are forced to deal with declining revenues and shrinking financial reserves, they are left with little...

    Article • February 3rd, 2010

  • Trying to Do More With Less?

    With the state of the fire service in flux due to the continuing fiscal crisis, in this issue we take a three-pronged look at the lack of money, budget cuts, givebacks and zero raises for fire departments and what it means to the fire service and the...

    Article • February 3rd, 2010

  • "What a Revoltin' Development This Is!"

    Article • April 1st, 2009

  • Alternative Funding Sources For the Fire Service

    As we move further into the 21st century, the base of our financial support is, in many areas, under attack. This is unfortunate, as the need for our skills and talents remains. What seems to be missing from the citizen/government interface is an...

    Article • February 28th, 2009

  • How Did We Get Into This Mess?

    Article • February 28th, 2009

  • There Can Be No Recovery Without Sacrifice

    Article • January 31st, 2009

  • Understanding The Credit Mess

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    Article • February 29th, 2008

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Lessons in Funding Emergency Services

    Brian Vickers uses the characters of "The Wizard of Oz" to assist fire departments in tracking down new funding sources.

    Article • December 31st, 2006

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