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NH Chief Fired on TV Files Suit

A New Hampshire fire chief who found out he was terminated because he happened to be watching a televised board of selectmen meeting from his home, has filed a wrongful termination suit. Fire Chief Peter Varney claims he was given ...

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DC Failure to Act Update

The family of the man who died last January across the street from a DC firehouse had a chance to confront Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe last night at a neighborhood meeting. Cecil Mills had a heart attack across the street ...

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Fired Missouri Chief Gains Reprieve

A Missouri deputy chief who was fired in 2011 and sued unsuccessfully for wrongful termination to get his job back, has been rehired by the same department as assistant fire chief. Deputy Chief Cary Spiegel was one of four chief ...

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Discipline Meted Out in Cleveland Urinal Case

I am not sure how we missed this infamous YCMTSU headline last month but discipline was finally meted out in the Cleveland urinal case from last summer. The incident occurred on August 16, 2013, two days after Cleveland Fire Chief ...

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Charlotte Facing FMLA Retaliation Suit

A civilian analyst with the Charlotte Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department retaliated against her in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. Rachel Pillar filed the action earlier this year in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, but the ...

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Dash Cam Video of South Carolina Police Fire War

The dash-cam video depicting the altercation between two West Chester firefighters and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and his deputies has been released. Recall we discussed the details of the incident last month that resulted in West Chester Fire Chief ...

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