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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Chief Suspended Over Bumpernuts

OK, this one is almost too easy, and thanks to my friends who passed it along. Where do we begin. A fire chief has been suspended for his role in a refusing to remove a pair of plastic testicular replicas ...

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Michigan Sexual Harassment Suit Settled for $400k

A former Michigan fire lieutenant has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former fire department and former fire chief. Blythe Amenson filed her lawsuit earlier this year in Genesee County Circuit Court asserting sexual harassment, discriminatory and retaliatory discharge, ...

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Thanksgiving Comes Early For 2 Clinton, Iowa Chiefs

Two Clinton, Iowa fire officials who had been terminated in the aftermath of a Federal EMS billing scandal, have been being reinstated by the Clinton Civil Service Commission. The decision handed down Tuesday, November 23, 2010 ordered that Fire Chief ...

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Buffalo LODD Lawsuit Update

The tragic death of Buffalo Fire Lt. Charles McCarthy and FF Jonathan Croom on August 24, 2009, sparked lawsuits earlier this year by the families of the deceased firefighters. A recent update by a local news station indicates that one of the ...

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How much does a lawsuit cost? Ask Volusia County

A headline from Florida this week read: $1M Spent To Battle Firefighter In Court. Fire lieutenant Kurt Vroman was terminated by the Volusia County Fire Department for lying…. about getting food during his workshift. Really? About getting food? Vroman alleged ...

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