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Architect Sentenced in LA LODD

A German architect has pled no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter for his role in a fire that claimed the life of an LA city firefighter in 2011. Gerhard Becker is expected to serve about six months in jail ...

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Prescott Ponders Life After Yarnell Hill Disaster

An editorial appeared Sunday in the Prescott (Arizona) News asking a rather sobering question:  in light of $65 million in claims against the City of Prescott and $273 million in claims against various governmental entities following the Yarnell Hill Fire ...

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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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$36 Million Claim Filed in Yarnell Hill Fire

The first claim has been filed in the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013. The family of firefighter Grant McKee filed a civil claim that seeks in excess of $36 million. The claim alleges ...

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Phoenix OSHA Citation and Milwaukee Scapegoat

There were several fire law cases this week that I missed covering that are really worth noting. Here are two of them: The first is a $95,000 citation by the Industrial Commission of Arizona against the Phoenix Fire Department arising ...

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