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Monthly Archives: June 2012

New Haven Firefighter Claims Light Duty Discrimination

The New Haven Fire Department is facing another discrimination charge, this time from a firefighter who claims he was “mercilessly” discriminated against while in training because he was asked to paint fire hydrants, mop floors and wash windows. Aaron Brantley ...

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Facebook Suspensions Upheld for Four Volunteers

The Fire Chief of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company from Harford County, Maryland, has denied the appeals of four firefighters disciplined over their Facebook comments relating to local restaurant. Recall that 9 firefighters in total have been disciplined over ...

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Velarde Fire Department in the Headlines Again

The Velarde, New Mexico Fire Department is in the news again, this time because it has been placed on “probation” by the State Fire Marshal for not submitting NFIRS reports. State Fire Marshal John Standefer reported that approximately forty fire ...

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Montana VFD gets Split Decision from District Court

A Montana volunteer fire department has lost its bid to deliver first responder emergency medical services, but has been able to keep its doors open. Earlier this year, the Cabinet View Volunteer Fire Department was closed down by Lincoln County allegedly ...

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Police Fire Wars in Tennessee

The latest skirmish in the on-going “who’s in charge” battle between police and fire (which I call police-fire wars) occurred Tuesday in Knox County, Tennessee where a Knox County Sheriff cited a firefighter for failing to move his apparatus at ...

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Another Prankster Uses Hitler Rant Video Clip

The video clip of Adolph Hitler ranting against his generals and staff has been used by another prankster to lampoon its latest victim: Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown. In March we covered a previous use of the same clip ...

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San Jose Settles Sex Discrimination Suit

The city of San Jose has agreed to settle a sexual discrimination suit brought last year by two female fire captains who claimed they were wrongfully denied promotions. Captains Debra Ward and Patricia Tapia filed the suit in state court ...

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Louisiana Lawsuit Settled Over Raise Calculation

Sulphur Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3765 and the City of Sulphur, Louisiana have reached a settlement in their lawsuit that dates back to 2008. The lawsuit accused the city of improperly calculating across the board raises given to firefighters over ...

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Durham Firefighter Charged in String of Robberies

A Durham, NC firefighter was arrested Tuesday and charged with being the Green Goblin robber, responsible for as many as eight robberies in recent weeks. Damon Quick, 35, a firefighter since 2003, allegedly wore a green mask while committing the ...

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