Ohio fire engineâ€™s scrape with Downtown billboard costly
PHOTO: Columbus fire and public-safety officials are trying to sort out how and why a firefighter caused $255,000 worth of damage to a new fire engine by scraping it under a Downtown billboard.
Firefighter Brian Murphy said he was trying to drive to other firefighters and paramedics who were helping a patient in a nearby alley when he turned into a parking lot near the corner of Main and Third streets in early March, according to his accident review by the Columbus Fire Division.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: columbus dispatch
Inside the high-stakes battle between Rhode Island city's mayor and the fire union
When Providence firefightersâ€™ union president Paul Doughty was summoned to meet with Mayor Jorge Elorza in Lili Marleneâ€™s bar on Federal Hill last Friday night, he was prepared for bad news.
For at least two months, the talk around City Hall was that the mayor was considering restructuring the fire department to reduce the number of platoons from four to three with the hope of generating significant cost savings.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV Providence 12
4 California Firefighters Hurt After Plunging Through Roof of Burning Casino
VIDEO: Four firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a blaze in Cudahy late Thursday.
They were hurt while fighting a three-alarm fire at the abandoned Club Caribe Casino at Atlantic Avenue and Clara Street at around 11:38 p.m, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC Los Angeles
FDNY Firefighter in $98M class-action suit captures generous pension
Heâ€™s had a much better run in court than battling fires.
Twelve-year FDNY firefighter Kevin Simpkins â€” the public face for a racial-discrimination class action by minority firefighters the city settled for $98 million â€” has won another jackpot from the de Blasio administration.
Under a settlement finalized with the city and filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, the litigious firefighter will retire at a 75 percent disability pension.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
Georgia town leaders puzzled why fire chiefâ€™s citations still in play
Next week the Rincon fire chief will head to court to answer reckless driving charges, but city leaders think the charges need to be thrown out.
Last month Port Wentworth police began a pursuit on Highway 21 near the Interstate 95 interchange. Officers say they were chasing a reckless driver, who wouldnâ€™t pull over.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJCL Savannah
'Exemplary' work to resuscitate Michigan firefighter shocked at rescue scene, chief says
When firefighters arrived at an Apple Drive home to try to save an unresponsive man in a yard, the situation turned more dire almost instantly.
A small group of Crockery Township firefighters soon found themselves working to save not only the downed man, but one of their own.
A firefighter collapsed after being shocked by electricity emanating from a nearby SkyTrak lift.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mlive.com
Suspect named in D.C. murders, fire
A suspect has been named in the quadruple homicide and fire that occurred at a home in Northwest D.C. on May 14.
Police are looking for 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, who's described as a black male, approximately 5'7" in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds. An arrest warrant charges Wint with Murder One while Armed.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wusa 9