Fire dept. given ultimatum about Confederate flag

Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Commissioners said they would limit the fire department’s funding until it removes the flag, paying only for fuel and maintenance

Experts warn of a 'new era of mega-catastrophes'

Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Fifteen catastrophes resulting in more than $1 billion in federal and private insurance claims hit the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017

Night-flying helicopters in high demand during Calif. wildfires

Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Only two helicopters in the region of where the Tubbs fire occurred are capable of flying at night and neither is equipped to drop water or fire retardant

Fire dept. rallies around assistant chief battling cancer

Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Firefighters showed up after Assistant Chief Kim Strickland had surgery to give her a ride home in a pink firetruck

New Oakland chief: City needs more inspectors, firefighters

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:19:03 GMT
A recent city report showed that 50 positions in the department are currently vacant

Thief steals rescue equipment from fire truck

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:16:35 GMT
The thief stole between $5,000 and $10,000 worth of equipment, including power saws, spotlights and axes

5 firefighters under investigation for alleged sex acts with teen girl

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:05 GMT
The firefighters, who are not on leave, are under investigation for alleged sex acts with an underage girl and then sharing video of the acts on an app

Firefighter accused of killing colleague on scene formally charged

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:11:37 GMT
Colby Blake was charged with causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15 percent

Firefighter injured in fall from moving fire truck

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:09:48 GMT
The fire truck was responding to a call when the firefighter fell from the rig

Fire dept. on lawsuit: Pregnant firefighter insisted on working

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:07:38 GMT
Former Tampa firefighter Tanja Vidovic is suing the city in federal court, alleging sex discrimination

Mayday: Firefighter hurt after partially falling through floor

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:06:09 GMT
Officials later determined that the fire was intentionally set; the firefighter is expected to fully recover

Billboard complaining about firefighter overtime turning heads

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:03:45 GMT
The billboard was paid for by a former firefighter in order to stop mandatory overtime for firefighters

At least 20 hurt in massive fire at Pa. senior living community

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:47:12 GMT
The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings and flames could be seen shooting from the roofs and windows of the structures

Kan. fire department names its first female fire chief

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Tammy Snow, who has been with the department for nearly 30 years, has been serving as interim chief since July

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT
The Harris County Attorney's Office said Arkema Inc.'s facility violated environmental laws, sickening responders and residents

Fire lieutenant charged with recording female firefighter in showers

Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT
James William Baker II faces a charge of invasive visual recording, a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000

LODD: Calif. fire captain dies after 36-hour shift

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:28:34 GMT
Captain David Moorman collapsed within an hour of arriving home after his shift ended

Black fire captain files second racial discrimination lawsuit

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:56 GMT
Capt. Derek Streeter first sued the city of Pensacola in 2003 and is doing so again, claiming he is treated differently than a white firefighter

Fire chief prepares for court battle over 9/11 benefits

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:45:34 GMT
Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks will has sought to be recognized by the city for compensatory benefits due to a medical condition he says is related to 9/11

Retired fire chief who inspired ‘Backdraft’ character dies

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:33:54 GMT
Former Sandwich Fire Chief Don Rimgale, 77, inspired the character by the same name that Robert De Niro played in the film