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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Mass Union President Sues Town Over Email Intercepts

The President of IAFF Local 1397, Falmouth Firefighters, filed a lawsuit against the town of Falmouth and former town manager Robert L. Whritenour Jr. alleging that the town illegally accessed his department e-mail account. Russell R. Ferreira claims the town ...

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Lowell Captain Prevails in Unusual Discrimination Suit

A retired Lowell, Massachusetts fire captain has won a discrimination lawsuit against the Lowell Fire Department for refusing his request to be reinstated. The complicated story began in 1997 when Captain James McLaughlin was given a disability pension due to ...

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Missouri Fire District Settles Open Meetings Violation

The troubled Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District in Missouri is one step closer to solving the various legal disputes that have plagued it for the past few years. Formerly the Normandy Fire Protection District, Northeast was charged with violating ...

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UK Firefighter Pleads to Cattle Stampede Death

The UK firefighter who was charged with manslaughter after his siren startled a herd of cattle last year, has pled guilty to lesser charge. Julian Lawford, a volunteer firefighter from the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, was responding to an ...

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Indiana Chief Replaced Following LODD Outburst

The fire chief in Sellersburg, Indiana has been replaced following an outburst at the scene of a LODD ambulance accident last week. A county EMT, David Gundle, was killed in the accident on December 8, 2010. Fire Chief Greg Dietz, who ...

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