Firefighter Leadership

Firefighting Politics & Policies

Minnesota Police to Serve as Firefighters

December 12, 2014

The Minnesota city of Lino Lakes is cross-training all 25 of its police officers as firefighters, according to a news report.

FDNY Commissioner Vows to Boost Hiring of Female Firefighters

December 10, 2014

Activists and lawmakers called for the FDNY to step up its hiring of female firefighters.

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.

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North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

December 18, 2014

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

Fire Engineering

November 2014
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