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Auditors said they found that fire department overtime exceeded what was covered in the 2023 budget by almost $253,000 as of Sept. 27
The Muskogee County Board of Commissioners also told each department to submit an inventory of county-purchased equipment and to undergo a state audit
The fire department’s current peer support program consists of one full-time employee and has a budget of less than $80,000
The department launched an audit in March following the back-to-back drunk driving incidents
The 11 plaintiffs claim the town of Rockport’s emergency service director position, investigation of Fire Chief James Doyle and upcoming audit of the fire department were all arranged illegally
State Auditor Brian Colón turned over his findings to the New Mexico State Police and called the situation “a complete breakdown in the system”
Rockport officials plan to have a third party conduct an audit of its services after a majority of firefighters threatened to quit
A majority of Rockport firefighters had threatened to quit due to conflicts over leadership and training
The audit found that more than half of the buildings the department is required to inspect each year have gone uninspected for three straight years
An internal auditor found that overtime expenses doubled over the last five years and in some cases doubled employees’ salaries
The Ohio state auditor said the former chief and firefighter-EMTs, one of whom is the former chief’s husband, padded their time sheets with calls that never occurred
Days after firefighters and town leaders clashed over the station’s closing at a public meeting, a new report detailed the misuse of relief funds
Training on these scenarios can help firefighters avoid making a bad decision in the heat of the moment
City Controller Tony Bassil said the city of Easton needs to start keeping better track of firefighter work hours to avoid errors in reporting
The Delmont Volunteer Firemen’s Relief Association will be audited as four former members are charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars