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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Criminal charges Dismissed Against PA Paramedic

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Pennsylvania paramedic who prevented a patient from being tasered by police last April. Medic Jodi L. Kerr-Rummel, 31, of the Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Department, was facing misdemeanor counts of obstruction of justice ...

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FDNY EMS Au Bon Pain Debacle Revisited

In a story that seems to get crazier at every turn, the last remaining FDNY EMT involved in the December 9, 2009 coffee shop failure to render aid case has been charged with shoplifting. You may recall that FDNY EMT ...

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Another Cheating Scandal Allegation: San Francisco FD

A cheating scandal with racial overtones has been alleged in the San Francisco Fire Department. Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor has alleged that senior officials provided assistance to white officers on a promotional examination for assistant chief. However, the incident that gave rise ...

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NY Fire Department Settles Military Discrimination Suit

The Gloversville, NY Fire Department has settled a claim filed by a firefighter/military veteran who alleged a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).   Firefighter Kyle Partlow served in the Air National Guard and was ...

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Albuquerque Fire Bans FMB Stickers

The Albuquerque Fire Department has taken the dramatic step of banning a controversial new sticker that firefighters began placing on their helmets recently. The stickers have the letters "FMB" inside a maltese cross, and the Mayor, Richard Berry, seems to ...

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Conn OSHA Cites Bridgeport Fire in LODDs

Conn OSHA has fined the Bridgeport Fire Department a total of $5,000 for safety violations occurring at the July 24, 2010 fire that killed Lieutenant Steven Velasquez and Firefighter Michael Baik.  Both Lt. Velasquez, 40, and FF Baik, 49, died ...

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