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Detroit may change firefighter promotion criteria - 08/27/2014

The Associated Press

DETROIT — Detroit could add merit to seniority as a consideration for firefighter promotions, changing a decades-old formula for advancement in the department.


5 reasons firefighters should take a job at H.Q. - 08/26/2014

Many fire departments offer promotional or lateral assignments to personnel of all, if not most ranks, to serve on a 40-hour schedule working at their administrative offices.

That ...


LODD: Mont. fire chief dies from apparatus crash injuries - 08/26/2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. —  A fire chief died Monday from injuries he sustained in a crash while responding to a fire in July.


Renowned fire photographer, firefighter loses battle with cancer - 08/25/2014

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — A 25-year veteran of the fire service died Saturday after his battle with cancer.


Ark. Capt. adjusts to amputation, still donning gear fast - 08/25/2014

Times Record

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Having a left leg amputated from the knee down hasn’t kept Capt. Nolan Meinardus of the Fort Smith Fire Department from putting on ...


2 Ky. firefighters still hospitalized after ice bucket challenge mishap - 08/25/2014

2 Ky. firefighters still hospitalized after ice bucket challenge mishap - 08/25/2014

The Associated Press

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping ...


Do you think fire chiefs are expendable? - 08/25/2014

Year in and year out there are spate of fire chiefs either fired or coerced to resign. This occurs in large metropolitan fire departments, small rural departments and all stops in between.

Whether ...


3-alarm fire destroys Fla. church - 08/24/2014

By Anastasia Dawson
The Tampa Tribune

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A massive fire ripped through a St. Petersburg church Sunday morning, displacing its congregation for ...


Female firefighter files sex discrimination lawsuit - 08/22/2014

The Florida Times-Union

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville fire-rescue lieutenant is suing the city for sex discrimination, saying she was exposed to “sexually explicit ...


Interim DC fire chief: Firefighters deserve tougher discipline - 08/22/2014

WASHINGTON — The interim D.C. fire chief “begrudgingly accepted” the recommendations of a trail board on firefighters who didn’t help a 77-year-old man who lay dying ...


Interim DC fire chief: Firefighters deserve tougher discipline - 08/22/2014

4 Ky. firefighters shocked during ice bucket challenge - 08/21/2014

The Associated Press

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when ...


9 Fla. firefighters hired thanks to federal grant - 08/21/2014

Orlando Sentinel

CLERMONT, Fla. — Nine new Fire Department recruits will be sworn in Friday — the largest group hired in eight years, according to fire Chief Carle ...


NAACP: Bribery case against Conn. firefighter an 'injustice' - 08/21/2014

New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Former city firefighter Aaron Brantley filed an appeal to his criminal attempted bribery case Wednesday as state and local NAACP members ...


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