YCMTSU as Jersey Shore Meets FDNY

A reality TV star who was hired as an EMT for FDNY has filed a sexual harassment suit against the city and an EMS Lieutenant who reportedly groped her. Angelia Pivarnick filed suit this week claiming two male lieutenants subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment.

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Fire Law VLOG

This is our first Fire Law VLOG, with several more expected this week as we deliver the Fair Labor Standards Act for Fire Departments program in Westminster, Colorado. Also in the fire law news today...

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Michigan Firefighter Sues Claiming Sexual Harassment

A firefighter in Saginaw, Michigan has filed suit alleging sexual harassment. Chelsea Powers filed suit last week in US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan accusing the Saginaw Charter Township Fire Department, Fire Chief Jim Peterson, and Assistant Chief Jim Berent of allowing her to be harassed by her colleagues.

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Utah Widow Suing CalFire Over Tanker Related LODD

The widow of Utah battalion chief killed last year while deployed at a wildland fire in California, is suing CalFire, the owner of a 747 airtanker, and two Cal Fire firefighters. Heather Burchett filed suit for the wrongful death of Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, of the Draper City Fire Department

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NC Firefighter Charged In Bizarre Kidnapping

A firefighter paramedic with the Dunn, North Carolina, Emergency Services has been charged with kidnapping a fire academy student. And that is not the most bizarre part of this story. The alleged victim of the kidnapping, a 19-year-old student in the Johnston Community College Fire Academy, reportedly had lewd pictures of the firefighter's daughter.

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NY Firefighter Cannot Sue Colleague For Vehicle Accident

A lawsuit filed by a volunteer firefighter who was injured in a rollover accident while responding to a reported structure fire, has been dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge. Robert E. Lee was injured on January 19, 2016 when he and Kyle M. Verstraete were responding in Kyle’s father’s truck. Both were members of the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department.

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Indiana Firefighter Sentenced to Five Years For Arson

A volunteer firefighter from Indiana has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for setting three fires in a vacant house last year. William Andrew Desch pled guilty to three counts of arson and burglary. Desch was a member of the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company.

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