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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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Drone Interferes with Helicopter at Ohio Accident Scene

An Ohio man was arrested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident Saturday because a drone he was operating allegedly interfered with a Careflight helicopter. Kele Stanley, 31, of Springfield, was charged with felony obstructing official business, misdemeanor disorderly ...

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Alaska Supreme Court Reverses North Pole Fire Case

The Supreme Court of Alaska handed down a decision last week overruling a lower court that granted summary judgment the North Pole Fire Department, the North Star Volunteer Fire Department, and several of their officers. The rather strange case arose ...

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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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