Cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters, and the health training is a push to stem this threat.
Indiana crews and fire trucks are being sent to places such as Oregon on grueling 14-day rotations to help battle blazes in western U.S. states.
The program would be similar to the State Police Academy that officers go to for training.
An Indianapolis firefighter, inspired by his time as a first responder on 9/11, helped spearhead the effort to build the city's own memorial.
A shorted wire caused the damaging fire at AMVETS Post 2000 which may lead to two new buildings for the organization.
Some of the buildings that were damaged were scheduled to be renovated as part of a downtown economic development project.
Senators unanimously recommended passage of a nepotism ban in local government.
In all more than 40 firefighters and all the trucks from the Bloomington Fire Department were dispatched to the building.
The old Monroe Oil building is along a section of the B-Line trail set to open this year.
Firefighter Scott Davis was the first to die in the line of duty in Muncie since 1955