Utica Firefighter Ordered To Provide DNA Sample

An Oneida County Court Judge has ordered a Utica firefighter to provide a DNA sample as an investigation to sexual misconduct at a fire station continues. According to Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, "a female (firefighter) went out on a call, and when she returned she found...

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Chinese Man Sues For More Details On Fire That Killed His Family

A Chinese man whose wife and three children were killed in an arson fire last June, is suing to obtain additional information about whether firefighters mishandled the fire. Lin Shengbin is seeking a court order from a district court in Hangzhou into the June 22, 2017 fire that killed his wife, Zhu Xiaozhen and three children.

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Detroit EMT Convicted of Wilful Neglect

Former Detroit Fire Department EMT Ann Marie Thomas was convicted of willful neglect charges for failing to respond to an incident in 2015 that led to the death of an eight-month-old girl. Thomas was reportedly less than a mile from the scene and took six minutes to drive there. She then parked her unit on a street corner away from the residence while waiting for other units to arrive.

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New Haven Firefighters Suing State Association

New Haven Firefighters, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 825, filed suit yesterday against the state IAFF affiliate, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Inc. in a dispute over a range of issues between the two organizations.

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Connecticut Firefighter Settles Race Discrimination Claims for $290k

A New Britain firefighter who was disciplined for taking down a gallery of white fire chiefs' photos to protest the absence of a photo of the department’s first black fire chief, has settled his discrimination claim with the city. Daylon Hudson claims that the city’s refusal to include a photo of former Fire Chief Mark Carr among a collection of fire chiefs at the department’s headquarters was race based.

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Orlando Fire Chief Cleared Of Allegations

Orlando Fire Chief Rod Williams has been cleared of allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against a female assistant chief. The claims were leveled last year by a 24-year veteran who initially claimed she was wrongly passed over for promotion because of her gender.

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US DOJ Sues Houston Over Station 54 Sexual Harassment Complaints

The US Department of Justice filed suit today against the City of Houston on behalf of two female firefighters who claim they were sexually harassed while assigned to Station 54. Jane Draycott and Paula Keyes claim they were harassed in 2009, prompting them to file complaints. Thereafter, the harassment dramatically worsened resulting in them being placed on leave.

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Colorado Firefighter Files Sexual Harassment Suit

The Colorado River Fire Rescue is facing a sexual harassment suit by a female firefighter who claims she was harassed virtually her entire ten-year career. Jennifer Taylor filed suit last week in US District Court for the District of Colorado naming the Colorado River Fire Rescue as the defendant.

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Girl’s Only Fire Camp Cancelled

A firefighting camp for girls sponsored by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation has been cancelled after a civil rights attorney complained that it discriminated against boys. The Second Annual Girls Empowerment Camp was intended introduce girls ages 14 to 18 to career opportunities in the fire and emergency services

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FDNY Medic Alleges Age Discrimination

A veteran FDNY medic who was passed over for promotion to rescue medic due to his age, is suing for age discrimination. Edwin Tweedy claims an FDNY doctor disqualified him from further consideration for the promotion on account of his age.

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San Francisco Firefighters Allege Reverse Sex Discrimination

Eight San Francisco firefighters who were transferred following allegations of sexual harassment at their firehouse in 2016, have filed suit claiming they were discriminated and retaliated against. BC Samson Lai, Deputy Chief Raymond Guzman, Capt. John Rocco, Lt. David Thompson, Lt. Michael Thompson, Lt. Luis Ibarra-Rivera, FF Richard Miles and FF Daniel Molloy filed suit yesterday in San Francisco County Superior Court.

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KCK Firefighter Alleges Race and Disability Discrimination

A Kansas City Kansas firefighter who is facing termination has filed suit alleging race and disability discrimination. Jyan Harris filed suit this week in US District Court against the Kansas City Fire Department, Wyandotte County/City of Kansas City, and Kansas City Firefighters IAFF Local 64...

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California Fire Department Suing Ferrara Over Problem Aerial

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is suing Ferrara Fire Apparatus claiming that a $1 million aerial ladder they took delivery of in 2014 is a lemon. The apparatus, which has been out of service for the past 13 months, has experienced a number of mechanical problems that Ferrara initially addressed.

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