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Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

July 28, 2014

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

July 16, 2014

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

Report: More Memphis (TN) Firefighters Calling Out Sick

July 10, 2014

News reports say that more Memphis (TN) firefighters calling out sick to work recently.

Interim D.C. Fire Chief Confronts Host of Problems

July 7, 2014

Eugene A. Jones, the interim fire chief for Washington, D.C., is dealing with a slew of contentious issues in his new role with the fire department.

Iowa Fire Chief on Hunger Strike for New Fire Station

June 25, 2014

One Iowa fire chief says he is on a hunger strike to raise much-needed funds for a new fire station.

Gunman Reportedly Shoots at D.C. Firefighters, Cops

June 23, 2014

Firefighters and police responding to an accident were shot at Saturday morning in Washington, D.C.

Illinois Village Considers Privatizing Fire Department

June 19, 2014

A viillage in the Chicago area is considering privatizing its fire department because of rising pension costs.

Nigro Sworn In as New FDNY Commissioner

June 10, 2014

Daniel Nigro was sworn in as the new commissioner of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) yesterday at a ceremony in Brooklyn.

Washington D.C. Fire Chief to Step Down in July

June 5, 2014

Washington D.C. fire chief, Kenneth B. Ellerbe, said that he will step down July 2, ending a three-year term marked by consistent complaints of poor services that critics said endangered the lives of D.C. residents.

Black Forest (CO) Fire Chief Takes Leave for PTSD

June 5, 2014

During a meeting Wednesday evening, Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harve announced he is on medical leave for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a report.

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