Tag Archives: Buffalo Fire Department

Buffalo Firefighter Sues City For Burn Injuries at Fire

A Buffalo firefighter who was injured last January in a house fire, has filed suit against the city claiming that numerous safety and health violations caused his injuries. Eric Whitehead suffered severe burns to both of his hands, which required him to undergo several surgeries and spend six weeks in the local burn unit

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Buffalo Fire Argues That Four Decades is Enough

In 1974, the US DOJ filed suit against Buffalo alleging the fire department’s hiring process was discriminatory. What followed was nearly forty years of court mandated hiring quotas overseen by Judge John T. Curtin. Now the city is seeking to end the court mandated hiring quotas and bring Judge Curtin’s role in hiring to an end...

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State OSHA Citations Resurface Against Buffalo Fire

State OSHA citations issued against the Buffalo Fire Department six months ago have resurfaced as collective bargaining heats up between the city and the firefighters’ union. The citations include two serious violations: emergency escape and self-rescue components not being inspected ...

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Buffalo LODD Suits Settle for $4.1 Million

It appears that a settlement has been reached in two separate lawsuits arising out of the LODDs of two Buffalo firefighters in 2009. Lt. Charles W. “Chip” McCarthy, 45, and FF Jonathan S. Croom, 34, were killed on August 24, ...

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Buffalo Prevails in Race Discrimination Suit

The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision yesterday in a complicated race discrimination case involving the Buffalo Fire Department and the Men of Color Helping All Society, Inc., (M.O.C.H.A). MOCHA sought to challenge promotional examinations for ...

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