Tag Archives: civil service

Iowa Chief Remains in Limbo

The fire chief of Davenport, Iowa, who won the civil service appeal of her firing two weeks ago, remains in limbo as the city mulls its options. Fire Chief Lynn Washburn was fired earlier this year by City Administrator Corri Spiegel.

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Cleveland Firefighters Sue For Fire Chief

Cleveland Firefighters, IAFF Local 93 have filed suit against the city of Cleveland claiming the city is violating state law by failing to promote an eligible candidate to the fire chief’s position within ten days of a vacancy becoming open. ...

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Lewdness Charges Dropped Against Tucson Captain

The lewdness charges brought against a Tucson fire captain for allegedly harassing a subordinate were dismissed last week. The Pima County Attorney's Office dropped three misdemeanor charges against Captain Roger Tamietti last Monday. The charges were brought after paramedic firefighter ...

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Texas Firefighter Settles With FD

A Texas firefighter who resigned after being disciplined for taking photos of dead bodies at an emergency scene has reached a settlement with his former employer that will allow him to keep his job. City of Irving agreed to reinstate ...

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Mass Firefighter Sues for FMLA Discrimination

Was it sick leave abuse or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) discrimination that blocked a firefighter’s promotion last year? That is the question that is now before a Federal District Court in Massachusetts. Watertown firefighter Scott Carton claims he was ...

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Springfield Fire Cited By State Civil Service Commission

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission has handled down a decision that harshly criticizes the selection process used by the Springfield Fire Department to hire 21 new firefighters. The Commission was responding to the complaints of four candidates who claimed they ...

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Williamsport Firefighters File Due Process Suit

Three Williamsport, Pennsylvania firefighters have filed suit in Federal court alleging that their civil rights were violated when the city’s Civil Service Commission refused to grant them a hearing. Mark Webster, Noel Ferari and David Weaver applied to take a promotional ...

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Thanksgiving Comes Early For 2 Clinton, Iowa Chiefs

Two Clinton, Iowa fire officials who had been terminated in the aftermath of a Federal EMS billing scandal, have been being reinstated by the Clinton Civil Service Commission. The decision handed down Tuesday, November 23, 2010 ordered that Fire Chief ...

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