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Va. group looks for way to boost volunteer firefighter ranks

The number of firefighters in Virginia declined to about 26,500 in 2010, from 27,000 in 2009, and 27,600 in 2008, according to surveys by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. Volunteers made up about 63 percent of the state's firefighting force during those years.

Tags: Virginia Fire Chiefs Association , Botetourt County , Martinsville Fire Department , Rich Burch , U.S. Department of Homeland Security ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 10:31am EDT

Montgomery Co. to firefighters: Fundraise elsewhere

Come Labor Day, the signs are everywhere. Firefighters stand in the street, collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through their annual Fill the Boot campaign.

Tags: Montgomery County , Muscular Dystrophy Association , phil andrews , alicia lozano

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 01:05pm EDT

Some Montgomery County voters feel intimidated

WTOP has learned that some voters are feeling intimidated by one group to whom they usually look for protection.

Tags: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue , poll , voter intimidation

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 03:05pm EDT

Judge: Md. firefighters can campaign for ambulance fees

A Montgomery County judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop county firefighters from campaigning for ambulance fees.

Tags: ambulance fees , Montgomery County , Isiah Leggett , Marc Hansen , Pamela Boe , Adam Pegler , Kate Ryan , Gary Emerling , John Bentivoglio , Richard Bowers

Monday - 11/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT