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The city council owes it to the memory of their faithful public servant to make a meaningful change to help those still on the job. ...
Major provisions include a new tier for newly hired police and firefighters that limits maximum pension payments and requires employers and employees to share equally in payments ...
Fire Chief Washington Espinoza talks about the challenges of running a fire department in a southern Peruvian city of 250,000 with almost no money. ...
Fire department funding is a tricky and complex topic. There's a few options that have been used already such as municipal tax-based, subscription service, community donations, ...
The bill would provide benefits to the families of public safety officials killed in the line of duty ...
New hires would be given a choice of opting for a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than a plan with a guaranteed pension ...
Fire and EMS providers have a duty to make a good-faith effort to provide competent, efficient and compassionate emergency care to everyone in need. ...
The funding would fight the deadly heroin and prescription narcotic epidemic by focusing on treatment and prevention ...
The proposal wants to create possible penalty of jail time for people who fly drones within three miles of a wildfire ...
Dispatcher Mary Beth Pazaras sued for discrimination after investigators blamed her for a delay in sending firefighters to a blaze that killed an Army veteran ...
The agreement ends nine years of claims the union brought against the city, with the city agreeing to support the fire outsourcing process and bankruptcy exit plan ...
The agency was supposed to recommend standards so the incubators could be installed and operated safely, not decide whether they should be implemented ...
A new Illinois law claims responders will no longer have immunity from lawsuits brought by individuals who accuse them of not providing the proper level of response ...
The families of those killed in the line of duty will get $80,000 and free tuition to state universities; the bill moves to the state senate for a vote. ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to discard a rule that protects fire, police and ambulance services accused of failing to provide a level of response ...
The bill would hold drivers convicted of driving under the influence responsible for paying up to $5,000 ...
Bryan Sheppard, now 44, was granted a new sentencing hearing after a Supreme Court decision found it was unconstitutional to impose mandatory prison sentences of life without ...
Fire union rep says the budget shortfall took them by surprise and that firefighters are not the only union with a contract that allows layoffs. ...
Firefighter Timothy Devine's father claimed the officers provoked Devine to kill himself in 2012 by repeatedly firing nonlethal ammunition at him ...
The board approved charging neighboring fire departments between $1,000 and $5,000 for every two-hour stint a Metro fire truck spends responding to a fire outside its boundaries. ...



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