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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Second Not Guilty Verdict in Deutsche Bank Fire Case

The second defendant in the Deutsche Bank Building fire case has been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges. Jeffrey Melofchik, 49, walked out of court a free man, joining Salvatore DePaola, 56, who was acquitted yesterday. Three construction ...

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Holyoke Chief in Trouble Over False Alarm

Here is one of those unfortunate “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” cases that may very well claim the career of a fire chief.  We have heard several versions of the facts – but what seems to be undisputed is ...

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Boston Fire Suspends 54 in EMS Recert Scandal

The Boston Fire Department has suspended 54 firefighters in the wake of a two-state EMS recertification scandal involving  EMTs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The suspensions follow a year-long internal BFD  investigation. The investigation found that 20 firefighters recertified twice ...

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Fire Department Discipline: How Much is Enough?

Fire Department Discipline: How Much is Enough? A career firefighter and his company officer are accused of engaging in a road rage incident while their engine company is responding to an alarm. A three volunteer firefighters are accused of sexually ...

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Four Cases From Todays News Headlines

Its been a busy day news wise, and four stories caught my attention. In San Francisco, two fire department applicants have filed suit in state court alleging they were discriminated against because they have diabetes. From the write up, it ...

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