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Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

April 2, 2014

In testimony today before the House Appropriations Committee, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited three key areas of focus for the FY 2015 President's Budget of $4.77 billion for the Forest Service: restoring resilient landscapes, building thriving communities, and managing wildland fires.

FDNY Discrimination Lawsuit Settled

March 18, 2014

After seven years of legal wrangling, New York City settled a discrimination lawsuit against the fire department late Monday.

Bill Would Let Alaska Municipalities Make Changes to Fire Service

February 25, 2014

The Alaska Senate recently passed a bill that would allow municipalities to change aspects of their fire service areas without an area-wide vote.

Audio Underscores Effects of Memphis Fire Department Staffing Cuts

February 13, 2014

Recent audio in which a Memphis firefighter requests backup and is told to wait seems to underscore the effects of staffing cuts at the Memphis (TN) Fire Department.

Cincinnati Looks to End Fire Department Brownouts

February 7, 2014

Cincinnati officials are planning to announce the end of temporary company closings for the Ohio city's fire department.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Donates $20K to 'Fire Hurts. Red Cross Helps' Campaign

January 29, 2014

On January 23, 2014 at the Henderson Fire Training Center, the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada made a financial contribution of $20,000 to American Red Cross's "Fire Hurts. Red Cross Helps." Campaign, which provides assistance to victims who have been displaced from their homes due to fires throughout Nevada.

New NJ Law Warns Firefighters of Solar Panels

January 27, 2014

New legislation signed this week by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mandates that building owners must notify local fire officials of roof-mounted solar panels.

Sacramento (CA) Fire Department Overtime Scrutinized

January 22, 2014

The Sacramento (CA) Fire Department's overtime pay has drawn the attention of the city auditor.

Audit: San Francisco (CA) Fire Department Should Revamp Promotional Exam

January 13, 2014

A city audit said the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department's promotional exam process should be revamped to avoid errors like those that resulted in a successful lawsuit against the city last year.

London (UK) Fire Stations Close, Including Oldest Station in Britain

January 10, 2014

The oldest fire station in Britain closed along with nine others in an effort to save money.

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