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Second Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

A second lawsuit was filed Thursday against the owners of an apartment building that burned to the ground last week, while in Trenton a state lawmaker proposed a moratorium on all approvals of multi-family developments until state building codes can be reviewed

Police Release Findings of Philadelphia Firefighter Sex Investigation

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a female paramedic and a number of male firefighters, with its findings expected to be released soon.

Washington, D.C. Government Owes Firefighters $47 Million

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The D.C. government may soon have to write hefty checks to firefighters who have been denied overtime compensation for years.

IA City Council Fires Nearly All of Its Volunteer Firefighters

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The City of Shelby is now left without a fire department. The closest one is now 15 miles away.

Indian Hill Mansion Owners File Multi-Millon Dollar Lawsuit

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

A local builder whose Indian Hill mansion burned to the ground last January is suing his insurance company for nearly $60 million.

Suspect Charged in Pittsburgh Fire

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

A suspect has been charged in connection with a huge fire that engulfed an entire city block.

Report Calls for Overhaul in LAFD Hiring

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

A new study calls for the hiring process of firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department needing another overhaul.

Complaint Alleges Hartford Fire Chief Urged Colleague to Lie Under Oath

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

More trouble may be brewing for the Hartford firefighter removed from his post as interim assistant fire chief as allegations come to light that he urged a fellow fireman to lie under oath.

Return NFPA Fire Experience Surveys by April 15 for Chance to Win iPad Air

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

The NFPA, as we do every year, has mailed out a paper version of our Fire Experience survey to each of you.

Michigan Governor Signs Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation designed to benefit firefighters who develop cancer when putting their lives -- and lungs -- on the line.

Three Critical After Sayreville (NJ) House Fire

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The home of Paul A. DeSarno, a prominent attorney and former borough councilman and public defender, was destroyed in a fire Monday morning

Fire that Gutted NFL Player's House Deemed Suspicious

Tue, Dec 23, 2014

A witness reported seeing a car speeding away from the exclusive neighborhood where a suspicious fire gutted a mansion owned by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain

Son Charged in Father's Death After Setting OR Duplex Fire

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

John Anthony Duran was charged with first-degree manslaughter Thursday for allegedly starting the fire that caused the death of his father at their duplex just north of Jefferson.

Philadelphia Firefighter Union Critical of Paramedic's Instagram But Would Defend Job

Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The city's firefighters union has rebuked the actions of a paramedic who posted a photo on Instagram of two black men holding guns to a white police officer's head.

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The appropriations bill provides more than $1 trillion and funds all federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is funded through the end of February.  

Willard Marine Acquires Crystaliner Surf and Rescue Boat Designs

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Willard Marine, Inc., has acquired the rights to design and manufacture Crystaliner boats, a line of surf and rescue vessels that have been an icon on the West Coast for nearly six decades.

FDNY Commissioner Vows to Boost Hiring of Female Firefighters

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Activists and lawmakers called for the FDNY to step up its hiring of female firefighters.

Federal ATF Agents to Join LAFD in L.A. Fire Investigation

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

A multiagency investigation was underway into the cause of a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles that ripped through an unfinished apartment complex and damaged at least three surrounding high-rise buildings.

NVFC Asks Congress for Funding for Programs that Support Emergency Services

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) joined other national fire service organizations in asking Congress to include full-year funding for programs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that support the fire and emergency service in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

California Firefighter Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

A California firefighter is suspected of entering homes to inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and then stealing items.

Brookline (MA) Firefighter Asks for 'Racial Climate' Review

Sun, Dec 7, 2014

A Brookline firefighter whose career has been in limbo since a 2010 incident involving a supervisor's alleged use of a racial slur asked selectmen last week to launch an outside investigation of his case and to "review the racial climate" in the Fire Departmen

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Second Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

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