The bill sponsor says it will save administrative expenses by moving the new Firefighters' Retirement Plan, established by the 2012 reforms and dominated by city appointees, back under the old Firemen's Retirement System board.
In fire service organizations, risk management has to occur at every level, but everything starts at the top, writes Ron Kanterman.
Denver City Council agreed Monday night to defer raises for the city’s firefighters and suspend other benefits in an attempt to save millions as the city faces a historic budget crisis during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Whitfield County commissioners looked at the possibility of changing the terms of retirement for firefighters and sheriff's deputies to allow them to retire at age 55 with 25 years of employment with the county.
The decision to fire an eastside fire chief was due to a difference in philosophies, an official said Wednesday.
Fire Chief Chris James agreed to take paid leave through Aug. 31 in exchange for his immediately tendering his resignation, effective Aug. 31 and waive liability for other severance pay or claims.
As officials presented their budget during a series of City Council hearings, there were acknowledgements that the cuts could create challenges.
Selectpersons gave Fire Rescue Chief Mike Booker permission Monday to pay two people $40 per day each to be on call for 10 hours a day, Monday through Friday, to respond to emergency calls.
A Decatur firefighter who severely hurt her back while on the job claims that Decatur changed its pension policy to defraud her out of thousands of dollars each month.
John K. Murphy examines the legal aspects for firefighters dealing with workers' compensation claims related to the coronavirus.