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Facebook Poll Prompts Sexual Harassment Investigation in Queensland

Firefighters in Queensland, Australia are under investigation for creating a Facebook “poll” to rate which of their female colleagues would be best in bed. According to The Courier-Mail, several female firefighters who were targets of the poll have been transferred and an outside investigation is now underway.

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Nova Scotia Social Media Defamation Suit Dismissed

A defamation suit filed by two former chiefs against two former firefighters for comments anonymously posted on-line has been dismissed. Former Halifax Fire Chief Bill Mosher and former Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber filed suit against former firefighters Blair Cromwell and ...

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Scaling Ladder Rescue In Paris

Just came across this video of a truly heroic ladder rescue at a fire in Paris in 2012 and given my relationship with the Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris – I think it is worthy of mention… even if its not ...

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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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My Girlfriend Is On Fire and More

Four cases top the fire law news today, one worse than next. Three involve EMS personnel, two involve criminal activity, one is international, one involves digital imagery and one involves a dispatcher. In Tennessee, the former EMS director of Bledsoe ...

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Welsh Medic Terminated for Slapping a Patient

Sometimes its good to look at cases from other countries so we understand that the headlines we see here in the US are not representative of a uniquely American problem. Its really a function of human nature and the nature ...

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Canadian Sexual Harassment Case Dismissed

A sexual harassment suit brought by a female firefighter against her department and her union has been dismissed… sort of. The court concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit, and that the matter rightfully belonged in binding arbitration. ...

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Details Emerge on Paris Fire Brigade Sexual Hazing

The Paris, France Fire Brigade is reeling following the revelation that a recruit on the department’s elite gymnastics team had been sodomized and sexually assaulted by teammates. The incident allegedly occurred May 6, 2012 as the team was returning from ...

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Puerto Rico Ambulance Feud Leads to Murder

A turf battle between rival ambulance companies  has turned deadly in Puerto Rico where two paramedics stand accused of murdering a competitor who allegedly “stole” one of their patients. Luis Deida Martinez, 31, was shot dead on Wednesday as he ...

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