Firefighter Leadership

Firefighting Politics & Policies

Judge Orders BWI Airport Fire Department to Reinstate African-American Deputy Chief

November 7, 2014

A Maryland judge has determined an African-American deputy chief was terminated unfairly because of discrimination, and ordered the BWI Airport Fire Department to reinstate him.

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

October 17, 2014

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city of Albany, New York.

Michigan Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting

October 16, 2014

A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

October 9, 2014

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

Cincinnati-area Firefighters Asked to Return Surplus Pay

October 3, 2014

Firefighters in Union Township, Ohio have been asked to return some of their past pay in an ongoing dispute over the terms of a recent labor agreement.

Detroit Fire Department Reaches Tentative Agreement With Union

October 3, 2014

The City of Detroit and its largest firefighter union reached a tentative contract agreement on Wednesday.

Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

October 3, 2014

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Report: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

September 26, 2014

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in unprecedented numbers after the fire department dropped its rigorous standards.

Illinois Firefighters in Flag Decal Flap Can Return to Work

September 11, 2014

Several Illinois firefighters who had been sent home from work for refusing to remove U.S. flag stickers from their helmets can return to work and keep the stickers posted, according to a news report.

West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Announces Drastic Staffing Cuts

September 3, 2014

The fire district will be undertaking a variety of measures including apparatus closures, reallocation of personnel, civilian layoffs, and demotions in an effort to further control costs.

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Florida Gunman Sets House on Fire in Trap for First Responders

November 23, 2014 A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded...

Fire Engineering

October 2014
Volume 167, Issue 10

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