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Firefighters get real about one of the biggest issues facing the industry and how to fix it
Lancaster County commissioners hope municipalities do the same to support first responders
Firefighters said the parking passes and discounts were an employment attraction
Salem officials had challenged whether Firefighter Maurice Stadeli’s cancer was occupational
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tourism board had objected to the perks because they exclusively benefited Disney
Broward County officials plan to provide quick help for mortgage and rent payments, or funeral expenses before other benefits kick in
Firefighters said park-related benefits were long viewed as an incentive to work for Reedy Creek
Collective bargaining is being promoted as a recruitment, retention benefit for Portsmouth
First responders in Kansas hope the Missouri bill will encourage their own legislators to pass a similar PTSD benefits bill
Union says as many as half of the FFs who fight fires on USFS land could resign if no permanent solution improves pay
Supporters of the new law believe it will improve recruitment and retention of volunteers
The law applies to those who got sick with the virus from March 9, 2020, through June 30, 2021 and assumes they contracted it because of work
The state could add retirement benefits, eligibility for state employee health insurance, tax benefits and training incentives
A council member was inspired by FF-medic Lt. Mark Quick who stopped to help at a car crash and was severely hurt
The denials are “insulting to the fire service and the sacrifice that those men and women have put in,” said Jared Willey, president of IAFF Local 772
Broward County leaders unanimously agreed to consider a future budget item
Arnold No. 1 Fire Department Chief Brian Gouza did not dispute owing the money and agreed to pay court fees, too
They showed their support for a bipartisan measure that would benefit them
Retired public safety workers and teachers plan to sue again, citing the Medicare Advantage Plan’s pre-authorization requirements
Under the measure, public safety leaders could classify first responder suicides as LODDs, and victims’ families would be eligible for a $100,000 benefit
Steven McGill, a Jersey City chief since 2018, will receive a “boat check” worth the total value of all his unused sick, vacation, and compensation time
The new bill would make permanent a 2021 law that offered early retirement with a reduced pension
Under the measure, it would be automatically assumed that working conditions directly led to first responders contracting COVID-19 and that it led to a disability
26 unions voted against the move to remove traditional Medicare as an option
The DeSantis appointees also said they would help award death benefits to Lesly Dorminy, the widow of longtime Reedy Creek firefighter Lt. James Dorminy
The legislation would create a state firefighter recruitment fund to provide bonuses to those who join a department and stay on for three years
New legislation would extend a 10% property tax reduction to volunteer Rotterdam firefighters and providers with at least two years of service
The measure also includes members of the military who responded to 9/11 in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, unlike the original legislation