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Rural Firefighting

A group that can discuss issues that affect small rural department including training, funding, and many other issues that we face.

Members: 213
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2016

Firefighter Forum, Rescue & EMS Discussion

Rescue Pumpers and Multi-Discipline Apparatus

Started by Andrew Blevins. Last reply by Thomas L Qualls Dec 10, 2013. 5 Replies

How do you handle Rural Water supply?

Started by Gregory R Bailey. Last reply by Bill Anderson Jan 14, 2012. 18 Replies

Firefighter Child Care for Volunteer Departments

Started by Tim Miller. Last reply by Pam Tichy Jun 24, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Deanna on March 16, 2009 at 10:51pm
Hello from Missouri!
Comment by Sheri Caelwaerts on March 6, 2009 at 5:31pm
Hello form Wabeno, Wisconsin! Been rural all my career, all three Deptartments worth!!! Also been one of the few "always there" on each!!! Stay safe everyone!!!!!
Comment by Mick Shelley on February 8, 2009 at 10:00pm
I lived in the Big Apple for fifty three years, and fought building fires, and house fires. Now I live in a Rural area in South Carolina. What a difference,
now I fight brush fires, and trailer fires. what a culture shock, but I lve it.
Comment by Jeremy on February 8, 2009 at 5:53pm
hello from western oklahoma.
Comment by Aaron Smith on February 8, 2009 at 9:36am
Hello from the town of Six Mile, SC
Comment by John Schander on February 7, 2009 at 1:43pm
Hello from Windsor SC. We are one of 14 fire districs in an eleven hundred square mile county, we cover over 100 square miles, and almost 2000 sturctures, and lord only knows how much open land. We run out of two stations. We have a brush fire season that runs from Jan- May. We are also first responders. We are located in eastern Aiken County.
Comment by JOHN Barber on February 7, 2009 at 9:27am
I just like to start off saying Hello to everyone
Comment by Tandy Young on November 17, 2008 at 11:14pm
evening from the McShan VFD in west central Alabama! More specifically, the NW corner of Pickens County. We cover 76 square mile in our district serving approximately 400 households.ROLL TIDE!
Comment by Bee on October 3, 2008 at 9:04am
Hi everyone...if you go on the government website thru FEMA there are certain grants you can apply for but there are deadlines..good luck and stay safe...
The Bee
Comment by KARYN WOLFE on June 25, 2008 at 11:00pm
good evening, thank you for the welcome.
has any one had any success in recriuting and retention? we have tried everything, our little community is maybe 1000 mostly ranchers and retired. we cover 496 sq. miles. we are lucky to have 15 on paper with 4 that we can count on to respond.
 

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