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Texas Fire Captain Suspended Over Facebook Posts

A fire captain in Austin, Texas has been suspended for 30 days without pay for posting political comments on Facebook. Captain Gregory Zenkner agreed to the terms of the discipline rather than face an indefinite suspension (a Texas term for termination) or a demotion.

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Austin Firefighters Angered Over 16 Suspensions

Austin Firefighters are taking to the media with concerns about the growing number of firefighters being suspended for traffic incidents. Sixteen firefighters have been suspended in the past month, prompting IAFF Local 975 President Bob Nicks to complain about an “over-punishing environment” that is “harmful to morale”.

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