Tag Archives: OSHA

Conn Volunteer Fire Companies Battle OSHA

A number of volunteer fire companies in Connecticut are working to block the passage of legislation that would bring them under the jurisdiction of CONN-OSHA. The legislation is aimed at reversing a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling issued in 2011. That ...

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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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Canadian Case Poses Challenge For Volunteers

There is an important case brewing north of the border that pits volunteer fire departments against the provincial Ministry of Labour in Ontario. It is a case that just as easily could be occurring in US courts, and calls into ...

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