Patrol boat still in center of Connecticut police, fire tug-of-war
Technically speaking, Greenwich's newest patrol boat is called a CBRNE vessel. It stands for a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear- and explosive-detecting multifunctional watercraft.
Because of its hybrid nature, the state-of-the-art boat, paid for by a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is continuing to be the reason a tug-of-war about how it will be operated and by whom -- with the Fire Department recently renewing its case for greater access to the craft.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: greenwich time
Discipline likely in Philadelphia Fire Department sex scandal
A fiery sex scandal threatens to burn up multiple firefighters' careers, including some top brass, according to former Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.
Ayers told the Daily News yesterday that the investigation into a young paramedic's claims of sexual misconduct began shortly before Ayers retired in June.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: philadelphia daily news
Colorado fire board axes another chief
Eagleâ€™s fire district board fired its second chief in three years, and this one infuriated volunteer firefighters so much that three resigned on the spot and several others said theyâ€™d be gone by the end of the week.
While several of now-former chief John Pattersonâ€™s supporters spoke on his behalf, refuting some of the boardâ€™s accusations, none of Pattersonâ€™s detractors showed their faces at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: vail daily
Firehouse World: A West Coast Versus East Coast Debate
It was East Coast versus the West Coast as two experienced and well respected battalion fire chiefs squared off for a Firehouse World moderated discussion entitled â€śTactics & Training for the Modern Fire Ground.â€ť
John Salka, battalion chief FDNY retired and Derek Alkonis, battalion chief County of Los Angeles Fire Department participated in session moderated by Tim Sendelbach, editor in chief of â€śFirehouseâ€ť and Firehouse World director.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
New Jersey fire director denied veteran firefighter transfer because he is white, ruling says
An arbitrator has ruled that Fire Director James Stewart overruled a veteran battalion chiefâ€™s transfer to the cityâ€™s arson investigation unit last year because he is white.
The decision, signed by labor arbitrator Robert E. Light on Saturday, found that â€śno other explanation appears plausibleâ€ť as to why 30-year veteran Arthur Maurielloâ€™s was not allowed to join the unit.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com
Helmet cam captures California firefighters rescuing three children
Four Fresno firefighters are being hailed heroes for saving three young children. Newly released dramatic video takes you inside the rescue.
Firefighters found the three young children on Sunday in a Southwest Fresno apartment without their mother. Those three children are still in critical condition.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
Iowa Council suspends most members of fire department
All members of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department save one were suspended by the Shelby City Council Monday due to a dispute over funds the department raises.
Fire Chief Eric Wendt said he was the only member of the 12-person department not suspended.
Without any active firefighters, the city will rely on Minden and Avoca to respond to any emergencies via a mutual aid agreement.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nonpareilonline