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When a cat gets stuck / in your neigborhood / who you gonna call?

Ah, the good old days, when firefighters would rescue cats in trees. Wait, they still do.

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City buys land on Mount Clinton Pike for 5th fire station

Harrisonburg’s planned fifth fire station reached another milestone Tuesday as the city approved the purchase of land along Mount Clinton Pike so the fire department can respond quicker to calls in the northwest neighborhoods. 

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With first full-time employee on board, HFD Paramedicine Program begins service

Cindy Ramirez knows firsthand the difficulty people from underserved populations have navigating the U.S. health care system.

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Hiring difficulties slow start of HFD paramedicine program

Difficulty hiring paramedics for a new kind of position has slowed the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s endeavor to implement a community paramedicine program.

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Council prepares for city manager candidate interviews, moves toward contract for homeless shelter’s design

The city council is taking a key step later this week toward hiring a city manager with a public meeting scheduled for Thursday during which city council members will interview candidates for the job in a closed session. 

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City’s Fire Museum Reopens, and Larry Shifflett couldn’t be happier

The smile on Larry Shifflett’s face said it all. He couldn’t be happier now that the Harrisonburg Fire Museum, named in his honor, was open again.

Public safety agencies seek to attract needed reinforcements

With about 20 open positions in Harrisonburg Police Department and the fire department preparing to add a new station, the city is trying a host of strategies to attract new applicants for first responder jobs.

With $600,000 grant, city fire dept to start community paramedicine program

In Lexington, Kentucky, ambulance calls have decreased almost 7% since the city implemented a community paramedicine program in 2018, according to a recent story in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Harrisonburg Fire Chief Matt Tobia hopes to see similar results locally when the city fire department launches its own program sometime in the coming year.

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