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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Union Free Speech and Insubordination

Today’s burning question involves the right of an IAFF firefighter to speak his mind at a union meeting… and whether he can later be bullied by a ranking officer over what he said. Today’s Burning Question: At a union meeting, ...

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Erie Firefighter to Get Her Job Back

The Erie firefighter who was terminated from the department after she tried to commit suicide by setting fire to clothes in a bathtub, has won her job back. Mary Wolski, 45, the department’s first female firefighter, set the fire hoping that the ...

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Morphine Pumps and Driving Apparatus

Today’s burning question: I am a firefighter paramedic in a volunteer fire department. One of our ambulance drivers  was recently put on a morphine pump, and many of us are concerned about whether he should be allowed to drive, or even ...

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Firefighter Abuse Victim Receives Settlement from LAFD

A Los Angeles City firefighter has received a half-million dollar settlement following a sexual harassment complaint he filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Firefighter Anthony Almeida complained that he was continually harassed by fellow firefighters after they ...

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