FDNY Sued for Injury to Civilian

A woman who claims she was struck by a firefighter’s tool that fell from a door has filed a personal injury suit against the City of New York. Edith Guttenplan filed suit Monday in Kings County Supreme Court claiming she suffered “severe and permanent injuries”.

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Louisiana Firefighter Files For Whistleblower Protection

A St. Tammany Parish firefighter who accused his fire chief of misconduct and was then himself placed under investigation, has filed suit alleging whistleblower retaliation. Fire District 12 firefighter Thomas Williamson accused Fire Chief Stephen Krentel with stealing department air conditioning units and having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

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Palm Beach Chief Rescinds Resignation

Embattled Palm Beach County Fire Chief Jeff Collins, who resigned on Friday after meeting with county officials, has informed those officials he is rescinding his resignation. Chief Collins resigned following a meeting with County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton and Human Resources Director Wayne Condry

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Death From Gurney Fall Prompts NY Suit

The estate of a woman who died after falling off a gurney is suing the fire department that was transporting her to the hospital. Anne E. Stahlberg was being transported by a North Bellmore Fire Department ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage, New York on January 1, 2017.

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San Francisco Investigating On-Duty Drinking Incident

The San Francisco Fire Department is back in the headlines with another news report about on-duty personnel drinking. The department is investigating an incident that occurred last September at Station 11 where on-duty personnel were hosting a party for a member who was being transferred.

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Detroit Firefighter Fired Over Watermelon Suing For Discrimination

The Detroit firefighter who was fired last October because he brought a watermelon as a gift to African American firefighters at his new firehouse, has filed suit alleging reverse discrimination. Robert Pattison filed suit yesterday naming Fire Commissioner Eric Jones, Deputy Commissioner Charles Simms, and Chief of Training Alfie Green.

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Nashville Demotes District Chief For Six Months

A Nashville district chief accused of making disparaging statements to a recruit during a training exercise last summer, has been demoted to captain for six months in part because he was not candid in answering questions during the investigation.

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