San Bernardino Settles Nine-Year Dispute With Firefighters

The City of San Bernardino has reached a global settlement with its firefighters, resolving fifteen different legal proceedings ranging from a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit to several unfair labor practice charges. The estimated price tag of the various actions could have been $40 million.

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Families of Houston LODDs Sue Motorola and Scott

The families of three Houston firefighters killed in the 2013 Southwest Inn fire have filed another wrongful death lawsuit, this time naming Motorola and Scott Safety as defendants. The suit filed Monday accuses Motorola and Scott of negligence, gross negligence and product liability for selling products that are dangerously defective and contain design defects.

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Burning Question on the Use of Older SCBA

Today’s burning question: Given the newer NFPA/OSHA standards for our SCBAs, there's a glut of the older 'non-compliant' SCBAs for sale, Can they be used without liability issues? Answer: Asking the dreaded “liability” question virtually guarantees the answer that an attorney will give: no, they cannot be used without liability issues! Could a person give a starving man food without liability issues? Of course not!!!!

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Ohio Firefighters Disciplined Over Christmas Photo

Seventeen Lancaster, Ohio firefighters – one entire shift - have been disciplined over a Christmas themed photo they posed for last fall that was later placed on a billboard. The firefighters were assigned to Crew 3, one of Lancaster’s three shifts.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Firefighters in Pension Battle

Firefighters in Kenner, Louisiana have prevailed at the state Supreme Court on whether certain types of compensation should be included in their pension compensation. The suit was filed in 2010 by Michael Dunn as a class action. The complaint was later amended eliminating the class action, adding individual named firefighters as plaintiffs and positioning IAFF Local 1427 as representing the interests of its members.

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