Harvey Eisner, Editor Emeritus of Firehouse, Dies
Harvey Eisner, editor emeritus of Firehouse, passed away last night from complications from diabetes. Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982. He was program director for Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, and Firehouse Central. Harvey started as a photographer Firehouse magazine in 1976 working his way up the ladder to become editor in 1982.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fire engineering
North Carolina firefighters question dual positions of chief
A local fire chief faces a slew of allegations from his fellow firefighters. According to complaints made by firefighters at the Claremont Fire Department, Fire Chief Bart Travis is employed full time for the city of Claremont as fire chief and as a captain with the city of Raleigh Fire Department.
Michael Hathaway, chairman of the CFDâ€™s Risk Assessment and Membership Committee, said about 12 to 15 complaints have been registered with the committee in the past 90 days regarding Travis.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hickory record
Four FDNY workers disinfected after transporting doctor with Ebola to hospital
It was all in a dayâ€™s work.
Four FDNY employees who took the doctor with Ebola to Bellevue Hospital were decontaminated as soon as they dropped the patient off, a union official said. Special units met the two ambulances and four workers when they arrived at the hospital, said Israel Miranda, president of the union for city EMTs and paramedics.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york daily news
Los Angeles Fire Department response times slow, data show
Waits for 911 medical help in Los Angeles increased slightly this year, signaling no measurable progress on Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign pledge to speed up Fire Department responses to emergencies, according to city statistics released Thursday.Garcetti presented the new figures at a news conference in which he and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas praised LAFD efforts to overhaul how the agency gauges its performance.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times
Pennsylvania fire company, opposed to a merger, dropped from emergency calls
A volunteer Columbia fire company that refused to work toward a merger of three companies is no longer being dispatched.
Borough council had set a Tuesday deadline for Consolidated fire company to sign an agreement to work toward an April 2015 merger with Columbia No. 1 and Susquehanna fire companies.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: lancaster online
Texas Firefighters' Union to Sue to Block Pension Cuts
The president of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters said Tuesday night that the group plans to move forward with a lawsuit against the city over the benefit reductions that the City Council approved by a 6-3 vote.
â€śWhen these pension changes go into effect, it will be a taking. We will be joining the police officers in that federal suit,â€ť said Jim Tate, the associationâ€™s president.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fort worth star-telegram
Three people killed in crash with West Virginia fire truck
Authorities responded Tuesday to a fatal two-vehicle collision in Barbour County. It happened at approximately 8:55 p.m. Tuesday on Route 250 just past 4H Camp Road heading towards Belington.
A Philippi fire engine, which was driving to a structure fire, collided with a 2010 Honda CR-V, which was pulling onto U.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg