Firefighting News: Watertown NY Firefighters at Odds with City Over Inspections

The city of Watertown and its firefighters' union could be headed toward legal action regarding fire inspections on commercial buildings, reports the Watertown Daily Times. The city has filed a state Supreme Court petition asking that a judge permanently stay a demand for arbitration brought by the Watertown Professional Firefighters Association Local 191 in the matter. A "show cause" hearing has been set for April 18 to allow both sides to present their arguments. The issue stems from a 2002 change in the state's Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes, which modified standards under which the inspections should be conducted. However, the proposed codes could not be admini...

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