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

04/04/2013
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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