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Tennessee BC Suspended Over Sexting

A battalion chief with the Bradley County Fire Department has received a 2 day suspension for allegedly sexting a female co-worker while on duty. Battalion Chief Don Tankersley, who was promoted last December, will be prohibited from carrying a personal ...

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Orange County Haircutting Hazing

A year long investigation into a haircutting hazing incident in Orange County, California has concluded with the announcement that 13 firefighters have been disciplined. The story began in April of 2012 when a group of firefighter recruits in uniform went ...

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Miami Beach Race Sex Discrimination Claim

The Miami Beach Fire Department’s settlement with a black firefighter recruit who claims he was harassed by white co-workers moved one step closer to resolution last week with the release of an investigation report. Brian Gentles alleges that he was ...

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Providence Lieutenant Sues for Sexual Harassment

A rescue lieutenant from Providence has filed a 19 page lawsuit against the city of Providence and Providence Firefighters, IAFF Local 799 alleging sexual harassment and discrimination. Here is a copy of the suit. Franchina v Providence More on the ...

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Details Emerge on Paris Fire Brigade Sexual Hazing

The Paris, France Fire Brigade is reeling following the revelation that a recruit on the department’s elite gymnastics team had been sodomized and sexually assaulted by teammates. The incident allegedly occurred May 6, 2012 as the team was returning from ...

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Firefighter Abuse Victim Receives Settlement from LAFD

A Los Angeles City firefighter has received a half-million dollar settlement following a sexual harassment complaint he filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Firefighter Anthony Almeida complained that he was continually harassed by fellow firefighters after they ...

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