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Fire College Employees Sue AFFF Manufacturers For $35 Million

Six former employees of the Florida State Fire College in Ocala who developed thyroid diseases and/or various cancers have filed a class action lawsuit against ten parties they claim were responsible for exposing them to toxic chemicals contained in AFFF. The suit claims the defendants were responsible for bringing AFFF to the college, and that two toxic components of the foam, PFOS and PFOA, caused their illnesses.

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Hawaii Firefighter Loses Stress Related Discrimination Suit

A lieutenant who was initially demoted and then fired due to his inability to function under stress, has lost his lawsuit claiming disability discrimination. Randy L. Baab, a firefighter at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, claims he developed a stress related disability in 2014 after an assistant chief “yelled at” him during a training exercise.

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Delaware LODD Prompts Suit Over Non-Locking Carabiner

The estate of a Delaware firefighter killed in a helicopter training exercise in 2016 has filed suit against the companies that sold the harness system he was wearing when he fell to his death. Timothy McClanahan died when he fell about 100 feet from a Delaware State Police helicopter during a hoist training exercise.

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EMS Shooting War in Texas

An EMS provider in Texas has filed suit against a competitor accusing it of vandalizing its ambulances by shooting out windows, severing brakes lines, and secretly placing GPS trackers on its vehicles to identify and solicit its customers. The sensational allegations were included in a complaint filed last week by Republic Ambulance against City Ambulance.

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Texas Volunteer Fire Department Hit with FLSA Suit

A former employee of a Texas fire department has left her ex-employer with a parting gift: an FLSA lawsuit for unpaid overtime! Jennifer Labourdette, the office manager the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. filed suit Wednesday alleging that she was not compensated for the hours she worked each week in excess of 40.

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Mass Firefighter Sues Claiming Termination Violates First Amendment

A Massachusetts firefighter who was terminated last year for working while off-injured, has filed suit in federal court claiming that his discipline was actually retaliation for exercising his First Amendment rights. Andrew Davison was a firefighter in Sandwich, Massachusetts and co-owner of Cape Cod BioFuels, Inc.

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Oregon Widow Seeks $4.2 Million Over Defibrillator Failure Death

A widow has filed a $4.2 million suit against an Oregon fire department, an ambulance service, and the manufacturer of a defibrillator blaming them all for the death of her husband who suffered a fatal heart attack last year. Diana Ricks filed suit against Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Metro West Ambulance Service and Physio-Control, Inc. over the February 13, 2014 death of Stephen A. Ricks

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Indiana Ambulance Company Faces FLSA Class Action Suit

An Indiana EMT has filed a class action lawsuit against an ambulance company he worked for claiming the company routinely violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring personnel to work in excess of 40 hours per week without paying overtime. Steven Schroers filed suit last week in US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Prompt Medical Transport, Inc. and three of its senior managers.

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