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$40,000 Delivered to Washington D.C. Home Before Murders and Fire

Wed, May 20, 2015

Law enforcement sources tell WUSA9 that an assistant dropped a package filled with $40,000 in cash before last week's murders and fire at a DC mansion.

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation Sends Emergency Grant to Family of Hattiesburg Police Officer

Tue, May 19, 2015

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has sent out a $5,000 emergency grant this week to the family of a police officer lost in the line of duty last Saturday night.

Convicted Chicago Arsonist Hopes Latest Fire Science Proves Innocence

Mon, May 18, 2015

At the time 14-year-old Adam Gray was arrested for setting a fire that killed two people, the evidence that the fire had been intentionally set seemed unassailable.

Minnesota Deal in Works to Ban Certain Fire Retardants

Mon, May 11, 2015

Members of the Minnesota House commerce committee struck a deal Monday on a ban of four chemical fire retardants some experts fear are responsible for a dramatic rise of cancer in firefighters.

Members of the Minnesota House commerce committee struck a deal Monday on a ban of four chemical fire retardants some experts fear are responsible for a dramatic rise of cancer in firefighters
Members of the Minnesota House commerce committee struck a deal Monday on a ban of four chemical fire retardants some experts fear are responsible for a dramatic rise of cancer in firefighters

Proposed Settlement in the Works for American LaFrance Workers

Mon, May 11, 2015

Former employees of a Moncks Corner fire truck manufacturer have reached a settlement with the company.

Suspect Arrested in Fire that Critically Injured Fresno Fire Captain

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Officials announced that a woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a structure fire that badly burned Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Expand Volunteer Firefighter Base

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

People over the age of 45 will now be allowed to volunteer as firefighters.

Cleveland Firefighter Found Not Guilty of Lying About Accident with Fire Truck

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

A Cleveland Municipal Court jury has found a city firefighter not guilty of lying about an accident with a fire truck

Cisco Employees Raise $58,000 for National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation

Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has been presented with a check for $58,000 from Cisco Systems employees in memory of Cisco employee Vincent Bennett, who passed away suddenly in 2013 - just days before the inaugural NLEAFCF Hero Awards Gala honoring Cisco with the organization's first annual Corporate Hero Award.

Oklahoma Bill Would Allow Older Volunteer Firefighters

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

The current age limit of a new volunteer firefighter is 45 years old. That could change if Governor Mary Fallin signs House Bill 2005.

Widow of Dallas Firefighter Calls for Change at Dallas Fire-Rescue

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The widow of Stanley Wilson, a Dallas firefighter killed in the line of duty nearly two years ago, announced Tuesday she is demanding an independent investigation into her husband's death and change in policy.

Fallen Dallas Firefighter's Widow to Host Press Conference

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stanley Wilson, who was killed in the line of duty, will speak at a news conference Tuesday.

Are Liability Concerns Real?

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

During my travels and discussions with fire service professionals from all over the country, the question of liability occasionally enters the discussion. It usually comes up following some legal issue that seems unusual and detrimental to chief officers and departments.

Lawsuit Charges Indian Hill Couple Misrepresented Fire Claims

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

An insurance company is suing the owners of an Indian Hill mansion that burned down last year, accusing them of hiding details about the fire and exaggerating the value of property lost in the fire

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against American LaFrance Investor Lynn Tilton, Firms

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms. They are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to risky securities.

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC (EMS) is an aftermarket sheet metal manufacturer that occupies a large warehouse building in Cleveland, Ohio.

P2 ~ Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC (EMS) is an aftermarket sheet metal manufacturer that occupies a large warehouse building in Cleveland, Ohio.

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC (EMS) is an aftermarket sheet metal manufacturer that occupies a large warehouse building in Cleveland, Ohio.

San Francisco Judge Tosses Ex-Firefighter's DUI Rig Accident Case

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

A San Francisco judge on Friday tossed out the case against a former city firefighter accused of driving drunk when his fire rig struck and badly injured a motorcyclist, ruling that police lacked the legal justification to arrest him.

Akron Firefighter Wins $251,000 in Back Pay

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Akron firefighter Timothy Semelsberg was fired for living outside the city in 2006. He won a unanimous verdict in Ohio's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that could lead him to over $250,000 in paychecks the city denied him before a Supreme Court ruled the city's residency requirement illegal

HIV-Positive San Francisco Firefighter Alleges Harassment

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

A San Francisco firefighter filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he tested positive for HIV.

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