Tag: Harrisonburg Fire Department
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.
Cindy Ramirez knows firsthand the difficulty people from underserved populations have navigating the U.S. health care system.
Difficulty hiring paramedics for a new kind of position has slowed the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s endeavor to implement a community paramedicine program.
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.
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.
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.
City looks to add 15 new firefighters for new station. And there’s a plan to cover those salaries for 3 years.
The Harrisonburg Fire Department will move ahead with plans to add 15 new firefighters over the next year so they can begin training staff for the new fire station near EMU’s campus that is slated to open in January 2024. But the city might not have to cover their salaries until 2026.