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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jacksonville Fundraiser Followup

Here is a follow up to the story from Jacksonville, Florida earlier this month about firefighters who were photographed in various stages of undress at a fundraising event – involving FD issued PPE.  

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Police Fire Wars in Trenton, New Jersey

Not sure how we missed this case when it happened back in June, but a police officer in Trenton, New Jersey issued a ticket to the driver of a battalion chief’s vehicle for blocking traffic at the scene of an ...

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Montana Chief In Hot Water Over Open Burning

An assistant fire chief from a small town in Montana has been charged with negligent arson, official misconduct, and operating on a suspended license following a fire last April that damaged several vehicles, storage sheds, timbers, plywood, flooring, windows, and ...

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Fire Lawyer Sues FDNY for Release of Medical Information

A former FDNY firefighter and now practicing attorney, Peter J. Gleason, has filed a comprehensive, 18-page lawsuit in Federal court against City of New York, FDNY, former Battalion Chief George Belnavis,  Lieutenant Edward Boles, Fire Marshal Brian Grogan , Captain ...

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Six PA Firefighters Suspended for Life

Today’s burning question: Please select the most likely response: Six members of a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company, including the chief, have been “suspended for life” by the company’s trustees, and escorted from the monthly meeting by the police for: a.      ...

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Baltimore Dispatcher Claims Discrimination

A dispatcher with the Baltimore City Fire Department has filed suit in Federal court against the department , the Mayor and the City Council alleging discrimination and retaliation. Arthur Franklin Kirk III claims that the discrimination was on the basis of ...

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Mass Firefighters On the Carpet for Misrun

Four Medford, Massachusetts firefighters are in trouble over their failure to respond on an EMS run on July 13, 2012. The mix up involved the dispatcher and three firefighters in regards to an EMS run where the patient died. The ...

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