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False Alarm Prank Leads to $258k Suit

The false alarm prank that cost an acting fire chief his job and led to criminal charges, has now led to a civil lawsuit. Marilyn Garcia filed suit last month against the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts and former Acting Fire ...

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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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More Fallout Over Prank In Macon-Bibb County, GA

An additional disciplinary action has been announced by the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department following the YouTube video shooting prank that occurred on September 18, 2011. Yesterday, Fire Chief Marvin Riggins increased the punishment for Fire Captain Stephanie Burke from a ...

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Colorado Firefighter’s Prank Will Be Costly

A Colorado firefighter is facing criminal charges and departmental discipline following a prank he played on a fellow firefighter. Firefighter Kevin Adler, 38, a 13 year veteran of the Greeley Fire Department, allegedly put sugar in the gas tank of ...

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