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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Former Fire Chief Charged in AFG Related Theft

The American Fire Grant (AFG) program administered by the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, has been one of most important Federal programs to support the fire service. Unlike many other Federal programs, it has been remarkably free from controversy – except ...

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Special Master Appointed to Oversee FDNY Hiring

The ongoing saga of the FDNY employment discrimination case took another turn yesterday, when  Federal District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis appointed Robert M. Morgenthau as a special master to address the FDNY’s  hiring practices. In remarkably blunt terms, Judge ...

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Pelham Firefighters Claim FLSA Violation

Firefighters in Pelham, Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the department alleging that their work schedule violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The act requires that firefighters who work more than 52 hours per week, or on average more ...

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Dekalb County Fire Rescue Sued for Fire Death

In what should be of no surprise to anyone, the family of Ann Bartlett filed suit yesterday against Dekalb County Fire Rescue. Bartlett died on January 24, 2010 when the crews that were dispatched to her home for a reported fire, ...

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