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Reasons why Arbitration is needed

By John Morse There are always instances in life when people don’t get along, sometimes we figure things out and sometimes we need help working through disagreements.  If you are with a full time union department, one of the ways that we get these issues resolved is with the help of an arbitrator. Disagreements can [...]

July 28th, 2016|Blog, Fire News|0 Comments
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Missouri firefighter dies while battling RV blaze in extreme heat

Volunteer firefighter Ed Cosgrove collapsed and died while fighting an RV fire in the small town of Utica, Missouri. The call came out Sunday morning in rural Livingston County.  It was reported by several local agencies that "at least one small propane bottle exploded and went through the side of the camper." The heat index [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Intruder breaks into Petaluma fire house, struggles with firefighters

July 27--Petaluma police arrested an intruder who broke into the city's downtown fire station Sunday and assaulted firefighters, according to fire officials. The man threw a heavy object through the glass of the station's locked door about 10:45 p.m. A fire captain on duty was finishing work in his nearby office and the three-man crew was upstairs in [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Report: CFD firefighter’s death result of faulty elevator, firefighter mistakes

A federal report released this week on a fatal fire in Cincinnati last year indicates that a 'series of   mistakes’ led to the death of Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon. Gordon died while fighting a fire on March 26, 2015, at a five-story Madisonville apartment building, where one of the residents had fallen asleep with food [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Second Cincinnati firefighter under investigation for Facebook comment after responding to black officer’s post about white “Cowboy cops”

A Cincinnati firefighter is under investigation for an online comment he made in response to another investigation involving a Cincinnati police officer. Officer Freddie Vincent wrote in a recent online post that black men should comply with all commands when stopped by a white officer...because some police are "looking for a reason to kill a [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Elizabethtown Fire Department implementing new risk reduction program

July 26--ELIZABETHTOWN -- With the recent, long-awaited arrival of the Elizabethtown Fire Department's new custom-built engine, the focus of the department will now be shifting from the "pound of cure" to the "ounce of prevention," in the form of a community risk reduction program. "You've heard the saying 'if it's predictable, it's preventable'," said Fire Chief Nick West. "We [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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California declares state of emergency over Los Angeles wildfire

California declared a state of emergency Tuesday after a wildfire near Los Angeles has burned more than 37,000 acres, and another in Big Sur has burned more than 23,000 acres, officials said. "Acting Governor Tom Torlakson today issued emergency proclamations for Los Angeles and Monterey counties due to the effects of the Sand and Soberanes fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres of land, threatened thousands [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News, Wildfire News|0 Comments
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First responders turning to nasal spray to fight drug overdoses

July 27--Local first responders' newest weapon in the fight against an epidemic of drug overdoses may be a nasal spray. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has equipped its deputies with a nasal spray containing Narcan, a trademarked name for naloxene, a medication that blocks the effects of opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone or similar painkiller [...]

July 27th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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Hiker denies help after being struck by lightning; Windham firefighter ignores request not to help

July 26--WINDHAM -- A local firefighter and friends rescued a Connecticut man Sunday who had been struck by lightning while hiking in the White Mountains, even after he refused their help. Scott Delaney, a lieutenant with the Windham Fire Department, was nearing the end of a 20-mile charity hike near Mount Pierce with his son-in-law and a friend at about 8 p.m. [...]

July 26th, 2016|Fire News|0 Comments
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FDNY firefighter and wife accused of lying to get thousands in Hurricane Sandy money

A NYC firefighter and his wife could go to prison for lying to collect thousands of dollars in benefits from a fund that was meant to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 season and second costliest in US history. 12-year FDNY vet Chris Poje and [...]

July 26th, 2016|Fire News, Legal Issues|0 Comments
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