South Carolina Fire Chief Indicted Over Asbestos in Station

The fire chief and the city administrator of Marion, South Carolina have been indicted for having allowed firefighters and members of the public to use a fire department building containing asbestos. Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III and city administrator Alan Thomas Ammons were indicted on November 2, 2017 .

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PA Chief Arrested With Minor

A Pennsylvania fire chief has been removed from office following his arrest last night. Chief Aaron Powell, 46, of the Versailles Volunteer Fire Company, was charged with public lewdness and corruption of a minor after he was caught with a 17-year old girl engaging in sexual activities.

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Pennsylvania Fire Company and IAFF Local Sued In Federal Court

A female firefighter employed by a volunteer fire company who was fired earlier this year over a Facebook post, has filed suit against the department and the firefighters’ union claiming her termination was retaliation, gender discrimination and a breach of the union’s duty of fair representation.

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Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Company Sued For FLSA Violation

Five employees of a volunteer fire department in Pennsylvania have filed suit claiming they were improperly classified as partially-exempt 7k firefighters and denied overtime after they worked 40 hours per week. Dennis A. Szweda, Janelle Schmeck, David Ciabattoni, Reed A. Apostol and Donald Hirsch filed suit against the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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RI Firefighter Sues Council President and Town Over Outrageous Remarks

A firefighter who the town council president called a “sociopath” and threatened to “cut off his balls and feed them to his god-damn dog” is now suiting the town and the council president. David Gorman filed suit against East Greenwich and Council President Sue Cienki for defamation, invasion of privacy/false light, and sexual harassment.

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Wilmington Settles Reverse Discrimination Claims

The City of Wilmington has agreed to settle the claims of five white firefighters who allege they were the victims of reverse discrimination in the enforcement of the city’s residency rule. Jonathan Hitch, Stephen Sherlock, Adam Risden, James Grieco, and Thomas Cunningham, filed a complaint with the EEOC in 2016.

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