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Maine Chief Alleges Retaliatory Discharge

A former Maine fire chief has filed suit claiming he was fired the day after he filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission about discrimination by the town manager. Fire Chief Norman “Buddy” Webb filed suit against the Town ...

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NC Supreme Court Rules in Chapel Hill FD Case

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a final ruling in the case of State v. Dorothy Verkerk that raised the issue of whether firefighters who use their red lights and sirens to stop a vehicle driving recklessly violate the ...

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Columbus Sex Scandal Claims Another Victim

A sex scandal in the Columbus Fire Department that cost one firefighter his job has claimed another victim. Battalion Chief Gerald C. Birkhimer has been demoted to lieutenant for his role in covering up on-duty sexual activity between Firefighter Marc ...

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Public Safety Chess Game Continues in Lockport NY

The city of Lockport, New York filed suit against the Lockport Professional Fire Fighters Association yesterday in an attempt to block the union’s attempt to seek binding state arbitration to block the city’s attempt to reduce minimum shift staffing from ...

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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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DOJ and Austin Settle Discrimination Suit

The City of Austin, Texas and the US Department of Justice have reach an agreement to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed in 2013. The DOJ filed suit on behalf of 12 African-American and 18 Hispanic applicants who alleged the ...

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