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New Orleans Mayor Offers Firefighters $42 Million Settlement Plan

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

In a settlement offer likely to be seen as a provocation by New Orleans firefighters, the Mayor Mitch Landrieu proposed Wednesday a $42.25 million plan that would resolve years of litigation and impose a painful overhaul of the firefighters' pension system.

Family of San Francisco Airport Crash Victim Drop Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the crash of an  Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco in 2013 have dismissed their lawsuit against city and county officials, who they accused of negligence in their daughter’s death.

Judge Sets Deadline for New Orleans Firefighter Payments

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council have until Aug. 21 to begin paying firefighters a judgment worth a potential $142 million, or they will be held in contempt

Judge refuses Providence Firefighters' Request for Restraining Order on Shift Changes

Mon, Aug 3, 2015

A judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order sought by Providence firefighters to stop the city from moving ahead with shift changes.

FlareAlert Announces Battery Powered Emergency LED Beacon Kits

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

FlareAlert introduces our Emergency LED Beacon Kits. Designed for professional firefighters, law enforcement, and military, as well as personal emergency use.

Spotswood (NJ) EMS Official Killed in Ambulance Accident

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

A Piscataway woman working with the Spotswood Emergency Services was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning

FDA Makes Available New Food Related Emergency Exercise

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making available a new food related emergency exercise to help public health and other officials understand and coordinate their roles and responsibilities, and prepare for a food-related emergency.

Former New Jersey Firefighter Pleads to Lesser Charge in Fatal Crash

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A former Wayne (NJ) volunteer firefighter had plead guilty to a lesser charge in a case in which he was accused of causing a fatal crash while en route to an emergency incident, a report says.

Arbitrator Rules Grand Rapids (MI) Firefighters are Overpaid

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Firefighters next year will start working more hours at a lower rate of pay because the city cannot afford "above market prices" for their services, an arbitrator has ruled.

Selection and Use of Ballistic Protection for Fire and EMS Personnel

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

As fire and EMS personnel become increasingly exposed to scenes of violence, there has been a push toward these agencies acquiring body armor.

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

Cleveland Fire Department Launches Probe After Firefighter's Social Media Stir

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

The Cleveland (OH) Fire Department has launched an investigation after one firefighter's comments caused an outcry on social media, according to reports.

African-American Firefighter Files Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Noose Incident

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

An African-American firefighter and his wife have filed a federal lawsuit against a City of Marion deputy fire chief, accusing him of throwing a noose during a training exercise

First Responder Defensive Tactics: Animal Threats

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Today's first responders are constantly reminded of all hazards they face every day. One problem is that we have not received the proper training to address every hazard we may face.

Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and will implement new wildland firefighting procedures to improve safety in a global settlement of litigation stemming from the 2013 fire

Texas Firefighter Terminated Over Social Media Comment Regarding Charleston Killings

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

A Mabank (TX) firefighter was terminated after posting on social media about the mass shooting that killed nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, but he says his comments were taken out of context, according to one report.

St. Petersburg Considers Replacing Firefighter Helmets

Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Before becoming mayor, attorney Rick Kriseman represented a firefighter who claimed his city-issued helmet was defective and caused serious neck injuries.

Indianapolis Firefighters Give Emotional Testimony About Home Explosion

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Veteran firefighters became emotional Tuesday when describing to jurors the devastation they saw when a 2012 explosion demolished an Indianapolis home and damaged others, including one where fire crews saw a man trapped inside a basement but couldn't save him.

Firefighter Who Died in South Dakota Fire was Intoxicated

Sun, Jun 7, 2015

Nearly two months after two people were killed in a house fire in Brandon comes an announcement about the deadly situation.

Firefighters Try to Take Down Drone Flying Over House Fire

Sat, Jun 6, 2015

An Orange County man said firefighters intentionally sprayed his $2,200 drone with their hoses as he was filming a fire.

Lawsuit: Oakland Firefighter Rolled Fire Truck at Airport to Avoid Plane

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

A veteran Oakland firefighter rolled his fire truck at the Oakland International Airport last year because he was swerving to avoid a wayward airplane during a drill, according to a lawsuit he filed Wednesday, reports sfgate.com

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