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Agreement Reached to Pay DC Firefighters $49 Million in Back Overtime

Sat, Oct 3, 2015

After eight months of negotiating, the District government is on the verge of paying $49 million in back overtime to hundreds of D.C. firefighters. It is the result of a 15-year fight that was ultimately won in court

Two Victims of Butte Fire File Lawsuit Against PG&E

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

A Southern California law firm announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on behalf of two Calaveras County residents who are victims of the Butte fire.

Willis v. Charter Township of Emmet

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Scenario: Christopher WilliS was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Interstate 94 in Michigan when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and became airborne.

Organizational Response to Conflict in the Fire Service

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Rusty Sullivan asks, Is it possible for the fire service to develop a culture of mediation, a culture of expanding the pie, a culture of “we all win”?

Some States Offer Poor Benefits to Sick Firefighters

Tue, Sep 15, 2015

When San Francisco firefighter Tony Stefani developed a rare cancer in 2001, he used up all of his sick and vacation leave during his treatment. Two hundred of his fellow officers donated their own sick time so he could continue collecting a paycheck while he recovered. In order to enroll in disability benefits, he had to go before a worker’s compensation judge and document that he had contracted his disease from his line of work

Resolution Introduced Designating September "Campus Fire Safety Month"

Tue, Sep 15, 2015

U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Co-chair Peter King (R-NY) introduced a resolution designating September as "Campus Fire Safety Month" to help raise awareness about the importance of fire safety.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Held in Contempt in Firefighter Case

Sat, Sep 5, 2015

Civil District Judge Kern Reese held New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in contempt Friday, but said he would give Landrieu one week to come up with a reasonable plan to pay an outstanding judgment due to the city's firefighters before imposing a house arrest sentence.

Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

Wed, Sep 2, 2015

State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenly surfaced Tuesday becomes law.

Man Arrested After Eight die in Paris Apartment Fire

Wed, Sep 2, 2015

French police have arrested a man suspected of starting a fire that killed eight people, including two children, in northern Paris

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.

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