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Readers praise firefighter sent west for forest fires

I wrote a story that ran earlier this week about Jon Dubbs, a 24-year-old member of the Southern York County Forest Fire Crew who was sent west to fight forest fires. His father, Dale Dubbs, made a similar trip more than 20 years ago. … Continue reading

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York County fire department shares safety tips for July 4th celebrations

The 4th of July is a time of patriotic celebration — and what’s more American than things to go BOOM. But while you’re roasting hot dogs in the swimming pool and admiring the bright lights in the sky, there are … Continue reading

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YAUFR chiefs receive ‘chief fire officer’ credentials

Fire Chief Robert McCoy and Battalion Chief Daniel Hoff of York Area United Fire and Rescue were recently awarded the credentials that designate them Chief Fire Officers by the Commission on Professional Credentialing, according to a news release. McCoy and … Continue reading

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Mignano Brothers serves meal to Glen Rock firefighters

After long hours of fighting fires, the men and women who volunteer at Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company sure do work up an appetite. Thanks to Mignano Brothers on Main Street in Glen Rock, those firefighters were treated to … Continue reading

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YAUFR provides hundreds of smoke alarms through grant program

A Fire Prevention and Safety Grant awarded to York Area United Fire and Rescue in 2009 has helped supply Spring Garden and Springettsbury township residents with more than 400 free smoke alarms, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Memorial service to be held for York County officers who died in the line of duty

The York County Police Heritage Museum and the York County Department of Emergency Services will host a memorial service 11 a.m. May 17 for local officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The service allows members of … Continue reading

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Firefighters, EMTs could also benefit from mental health training

The scene of a fully-involved fire, where a home is engulfed in flames, or a the site of a three car accident with possible entrapment can be tense moments for rescuers. First responders rely on intensive training to effectively deal … Continue reading

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Emergency responders look to Twitter to spread news

Members of the York Daily Record, primarily photographer Jason Plotkin, visual editor Eileen Joyce and myself (night cops reporter) have been meeting with local fire departments to teach them the basics of Twitter as they begin to look to social … Continue reading

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Dover Township’s Volunteer Firefighters look back at 2012

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a firefighter’s perspective of fighting a massive blaze, look no further than Dover Township’s Volunteer Fire Department. The department has long been using technology to its advantage. Most recently, firefighters here … Continue reading

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Emergency responders take advantage of social media tools

If you haven’t already heard, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have become a big deal for journalists. But a lot of questions came up recently about how we could use these tools with emergency responders. Jason Plotkin, … Continue reading

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