Tag Archives: NFPA 1710

2020 Edition of NFPA 1710 Released

The 2020 Edition of NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, has been released by the NFPA Standards Council. The 2020 Edition contains several noteworthy changes. To address concerns about when NFPA 1710 applies compared to NFPA 1720, a definition of a career fire department was added

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What is Going On in Omaha

When you look at the fire service across the country it becomes painfully obvious that there are these snarly areas of discontent where legal battles just go on and on and on. One suit morphs into another suit and yet ...

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Omaha Firefighters NFPA 1710 Suit Dismissed

This just in – Nebraska District Court Judge James Gleason has dismissed a lawsuit by IAFF Local 385 against the City of Omaha alleging that Mayor Jean Stothert's proposed 2014 budget will violate their collective bargaining agreement. The firefighters alleged ...

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Omaha Staffing Dispute Continues

The suit filed by Omaha firefighters challenging Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2014 budget was heard in state District Court last week with both sides facing some difficult questions.  

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Omaha Firefighters Sue to Enforce NFPA 1710

Omaha firefighters are taking the city and mayor to court over a proposed budget that they claim will violate their collective bargaining agreement. Mayor Jean Stothert announced her budget yesterday and according to IAFF Local 385 union officials, it will ...

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NFPA 1710 Staffing and Legal Mandates

Today’s burning question: Are there any Federal laws or requirements that mandate that fire departments comply with or meet NFPA 1710 staffing levels or response times? Answer: There are no laws that I am aware of on a Federal or ...

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