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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.

Survivors of Fallen New Jersey Firefighter Denied Benefits for Years

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

The widow and children of fallen Flanders (NJ) Assistant Chief Tom Shields have been denied survivors benefits for more than three years, according to news reports.

Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Funding Bill

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

The House passed H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, bringing an end to a lengthy battle between Congress and the White House that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

Report: Former New York Firefighter Sues Over Loud Sirens

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

A former firefighter with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is suing several fire apparatus manufacturers claiming to have suffered hearing loss due to loud sirens, according to a news report.

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Charlotte (NC) Deputy Chief Retires After Facebook Flap

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

A Charlotte (NC) deputy chief who posted an image to his private Facebook account that stirred up some controversy retired Friday, according to news accounts.

Sacramento Metro Reduces Firefighter Pay Following Budget Concerns

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District has reduced firefighter pay, responding to concerns that its personnel costs were causing budget shortfalls

Lawyer for Fired North Carolina Firefighter: Department's Punishments Need to be Consistent

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The attorney for a Charlotte firefighter who was fired over a Facebook posting says the city is being inconsistent by not firing a Deputy Fire Chief for a similar offense

Fire Apparatus Driving: Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Chris Daly-Are you ready to answer the difficult questions regarding the status and attitude of your driver training progam? Safe driving habits start at the top.

Children Die in Canada Fire; No Firefighters Respond

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Two children were killed in an overnight house fire in Canada to which firefighters did not respond, news reports say.

Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighting

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Recently, two police officers in New York City were assassinated in their patrol car by a disturbed individual who, according to his own statements, was motivated by the protests over recent deaths of two citizens who were involved in confrontations with law enforcement.

New York Firefighter Wins $11 Million in Lawsuit

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

A Madison County jury has awarded $11 million to an Oneida firefighter who blamed a failure of his gear for severe injuries he suffered in a 2007 fire

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Files Federal Lawsuit Against Mayor

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

New York Firefighter Lawsuit Charges Locator Alarm's Failure Caused Injuries

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

A Central New York firefighter is charging in a lawsuit that a locator alarm on his breathing apparatus failed when he was trapped in a burning building.

Florida Falls Behind 34 States in Firefighter Cancer Law

Sun, Feb 15, 2015

In 34 U.S. states, there is a law presuming that if a firefighter gets cancer, it was likely caused by the job. Each state's law varies in what exactly that means and what cancers it covers, but in general that can provide protections such as use of workers' compensation for cancer claims, preventative health care requirements and safety from termination while out on disability leave.

New York Firefighter Sues Over Claims About Leaked Drug Test Results

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

A New York City firefighter is suing over allegations that a Fire Department of New York (FDNY) chief leaked results of the firefighter's failed drug test to the press.

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Firefighting Pilot, Firefighter Die in Mississippi Helicopter Crash

April 1, 2015 A United States Forest Service pilot and firefighter died in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Mississippi.

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