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NJ Fire Captain Charged with DWI of Ladder

A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with drunk driving a ladder truck at 2 1/2 times the legal limit following an apparatus accident that sent one firefighter to the hospital. Captain Russell Fenn IV of the Elmwood Park Fire ...

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Texas City Sues Fire Department

A Texas city has filed suit against its volunteer fire department seeking to obtain legal title to the department’s apparatus and equipment. The City of Huntington is suing the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department seeking a declaratory judgment that the city ...

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Strong Arm Loses to Dallas Fire

A prominent Dallas personal injury attorney has lost his lawsuit against the Dallas Fire Department over a 2008 apparatus accident. Brian Loncar, who advertises himself extensively on television as “The Strong Arm”, was driving his new $180,000 Bentley in May, ...

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Canadian Township Pleads Guilty in LODD

A township in Ontario, Canada has pled guilty to a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act stemming from the death of a 21 year old volunteer firefighter. Firefighter Paul Nelson was killed on December 27, 2011 when the ...

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NY and PA Lawsuits in the News

Two negligence lawsuits are in the fire law news today, one in New York involving the delayed response of an FDNY ambulance, the other in Pennsylvania where a firefighter aboard a tanker driven by an intoxicated chief is suing the ...

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