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"GUILFORD A shrinking base of volunteer firefighters means that eight new full-time firefighters must be hired and that the Fire Department volunteer incentives program be cut next year, officers of the Board of Fire Commissioners said Thursday."
"With the New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Societys pipe and drum music floating through the air, five new career firefighters were sworn in this month as the newest members of the Guilford Fire Department (GFD)."
"Amid requests from town departments to add new staff, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) had to deny such budget increases, stating that public safety was its highest priority in a fiscally tight year."
"GUILFORD Police and fire officials say they are seeing a rise in calls for service from town residents, and are asking for more staff members in the towns 2008-09 budget."
"They also approved the purchase of a heavy rescue truck for the fire department ..."
"Guilford - In an effort to keep radio communications between public safety agencies as efficient as possible, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) approved a bid for an upgrade of the police and fire department's equipment at a Jan. 17 meeting."
"GUILFORD A week after a loaded propane tanker overturned on Soundview Road, things are back to normal."
"GUILFORD Residents in the Soundview Road area began returning to their homes shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, 16 hours after a truck hauling liquid propane crashed and forced an evacuation of everyone within a one-mile radius."
"GUILFORD A truck hauling 9,000 gallons of liquid propane went out of control and crashed on a local street Tuesday afternoon, setting off a coordinated and quick effort by firefighters and police to evacuate dozens of homes and businesses."
"Guilford man sues over car crash"
"Guilford - Last year, an out-of-control driver hit one of Guilford's ambulances as it was transporting a patient to Yale-New Haven Hospital, then left the scene of the accident. "
"Guilford - As Guilford's development continues to grow and venture northward into more rural areas, having enough water available to a fire truck can mean the difference between extinguishing a fire quickly and almost extinguishing a fire. "
"According to the Charter, the BOFC is responsible for the management of the Fire Department and is responsible for the maintenance and care of all apparatus and equipment owned by the town and used by the Fire Department. "
"MADISON -- New state regulations that require a 911 dispatcher to stay on the phone until an ambulance arrives have town officials considering a regional dispatch service with Guilford. Madison officials are trying to determine whether it would be less costly to share 911 dispatch duties with Guilford than to continue to handle 911 calls alone. "
"Members of the Guilford Board of Finance last Friday officially released $303,740 to hire six paid firefighters/medical responders, making good on a verbal pledge given in late June to finance the positions."
"GUILFORD - Voters by a wide margin approved the proposed $60,615,260 spending plan for 2004-05 at the April 13 referendum."
"GUILFORD The Board of Finance made only slight changes to municipal and school spending proposals for 2004-05, reducing pension contributions and opting to borrow for some school projects. "
"Guilford selectman Charlie Walz said the plan would provide firefighters a bigger pension after age 65 while costing the town approximately $7,000 less per year in annual contributions."
"An insurance company is suing the Town of Guilford, claiming the rekindling of a fire that destroyed a home two years ago was the result of negligence and carelessness by the Fire Department"
"GUILFORD A former volunteer firefighter who filed a discrimination complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against the town and its fire chief is seeking $5 million in damages in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court."
"Guilford finance board OKs $59.8 million spending plan"