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Arsonists, budget cuts, job losses, pay cuts contribute to dire fire situation; fires are so frequent that local residents know firefighters by name ...
By Christian Schaffer ABC2 BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore Fire Department truck companies have now officially been disbanded. For decades the so-called "Hotel Montford" ...
By Tresa Baldas The Detroit Free PressDETROIT — A Detroit homicide detective is taking over the helm of a $3.5-billion local pension fund that has been tangled in legal, ...
By John Hill The Press Enterprise MURRIETA, Calif. — A proposed $350 emergency medical fee was debated by the Murrieta City Council on Tuesday evening, July 3. The council ...
The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rejected the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's efforts to have a greater say over the ...
By Miriam Hill The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — In a blow to the Nutter administration's hopes for cost savings, the city's firefighters won three years of 3 ...
By Rusty Marks The Charleston Gazette CHESAPEAKE, W. Va. — Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy says a county-ordered audit of the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department ...
By Joyce Tsai The Lowell Sun TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Thanks to an unprecedented May Town Meeting vote, overriding the town manager's recommended budget, the Fire Department ...
By Proshun Chakraborty The Times of India NAGPUR, India — How safe does a Nagpurian feel in case there's a fire? Unsafe. Consider this: For Nagpur's 30 lakh ...
Mayor announced earlier this week plans to lay off 164 firefighters due to budget constraints but hopes SAFER grant can save most of those jobs ...
By Samantha Gross The Associated Press NEW YORK — A group of 9/11 family members on Wednesday accused the governors of New York and New Jersey of betraying the people killed ...
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen The Contra Costa Times MARTINEZ, Calif. — Despite tough economic times and a harsh spotlight on public employee pension costs, Contra Costa supervisors ...
By Leonard N. Fleming, Oralandar Brand-Williams and George Hunter The Detroit News DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing's plan to lay off 164 firefighters by next month met with fierce ...
Mayor expects city will get federal grant to fund and restore 108 of those positions, remaining 56 firefighters might be recalled through attrition ...
By Fran Spielman The Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO — Chicago's pension crisis has ballooned to $27.4 billion — a six-fold increase since 2001 — because of ...
The Sun Journal OWLS HEAD, Maine — A firefighter here stole money from the fire station to fuel his personal truck, police say. Christopher Gamage, 19, of Union, was arrested ...
Extras often are jokingly referred to inside Chicago firehouses and at City Hall as 'junk pays' or 'funny money,' costing city $84M per year ...
By Alan Jones The Independent News ESSEX, U.K. — Firefighters in Essex are to stage five strikes over the coming months in a dispute over cuts. The Fire Brigades Union said ...
By Benjamin Lanka The Journal Gazette FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Fort Wayne City Council supported paying nearly $10 million for a new emergency radio system despite not knowing ...
By John Hill First Bankers With budgets tight, it might seem tempting to repair the old apparatus rather than buy a new truck. But is this decision a prudent financial choice or ...