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NJ Fire Captain Charged with DWI of Ladder

A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with drunk driving a ladder truck at 2 1/2 times the legal limit following an apparatus accident that sent one firefighter to the hospital. Captain Russell Fenn IV of the Elmwood Park Fire ...

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Drone Interferes with Helicopter at Ohio Accident Scene

An Ohio man was arrested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident Saturday because a drone he was operating allegedly interfered with a Careflight helicopter. Kele Stanley, 31, of Springfield, was charged with felony obstructing official business, misdemeanor disorderly ...

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Alaska Supreme Court Reverses North Pole Fire Case

The Supreme Court of Alaska handed down a decision last week overruling a lower court that granted summary judgment the North Pole Fire Department, the North Star Volunteer Fire Department, and several of their officers. The rather strange case arose ...

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NH Chief Fired on TV Files Suit

A New Hampshire fire chief who found out he was terminated because he happened to be watching a televised board of selectmen meeting from his home, has filed a wrongful termination suit. Fire Chief Peter Varney claims he was given ...

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Fire Service Court – FDIC 2014

The Fire Service Court, Chip Comstock, Brad Pinsky, John Murphy and yours truly, gave a live 30 minute web chat at FDIC today covering a range of topics, from cops arresting firefighters, firefighters arresting citizens, guns in the firehouse, public ...

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Tennessee Retirees Challenge Reduction in Cola

Two retired Chattanooga firefighters have filed a class action suit claiming the city’s attempt to cut their pensions is illegal. William Melhorn and James Gaston joined two retired Chattanooga police officers, Johnny Frazier and Reuben Salter, in filing a nine-page ...

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Missouri LODD Widow Sues for Wrongful Death

The widow of a Missouri firefighter killed in the line of duty in February has filed a wrongful death suit against the University of Missouri. Columbia Fire Department Lt. Bruce Britt died February 22, 2014 while evacuating students out of ...

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DC Failure to Act Update

The family of the man who died last January across the street from a DC firehouse had a chance to confront Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe last night at a neighborhood meeting. Cecil Mills had a heart attack across the street ...

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