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Monthly Archives: April 2011

5 More Indicted in Massachusetts EMS Scandal

Five more men have been indicted in the Massachusetts EMS recertification scandal. This is the third round of indictments since the scandal broke in December of 2008. It has led to the suspension of over 200 EMT and paramedic licenses. Those indicted ...

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Bank Seeks to Repossess First Line Engine

You know things are bad when banks start bringing foreclosure proceedings to repossess fire trucks. That is exactly what is going on in the Kinloch Fire Protection District, in St. Louis County, Missouri. Last year, Kinloch was awarded an AFG ...

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Another California Fire Chief Sues City

In what seems to be a disturbing trend, the third California fire chief in the past 2 weeks has filed suit against his employer. Fire Chief Ron Hittle filed suit last Thursday against the city of Stockton, seeking to challenge the city’s right ...

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Omaha Captain Loses Her Bid to Block Transfer

An Omaha fire captain has lost her initial request for a court order blocking her transfer out of an EMS staff position. Captain Melanie Bates filed suit earlier this month against the city of Omaha, Mayor Jim Suttle and Fire ...

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Another California Fire Chief Sues Employer

Another California fire chief has filed an employment related suit against a city, the second such filing in a week. Chief Dave Kapler filed suit against the city of Alameda, claiming he was wrongfully forced out of his job last ...

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