Firefighter Leadership

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Cal Fire Scandal Widens

March 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.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

February 23, 2015

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

February 13, 2015

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

New York Firefighter Sues Over Claims About Leaked Drug Test Results

February 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.

Green Bay (WI) Firefighters Union Loses Fight Over Making House Calls

January 30, 2015

The Green Bay (WI) firefighters union has lost a grievance regarding the implementation of a program that would see firefighters checking up on discharged hospital patients.

FDNY Firefighter in Trouble Over 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

January 29, 2015

A veteran Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter is in hot water over wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts while on the job.

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

January 6, 2015

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

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.

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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

March 25, 2015

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Fire Engineering

February 2015
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