Fire truck crash victim to get $15M settlement from two California cities
A 53-year-old father who lost his right leg after a crash sent a fire truck careening into a restaurant last year is poised to receive a $15 million settlement from Alhambra and Monterey Park, according to court documents.
As Kenneth Thai of Monterey Park waited to cross an intersection on April 16, 2014, an Alhambra fire ladder truck heading south on Garfield Avenue collided with a Monterey Park fire engine going east on Emerson Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Connecticut deputy chief suspended without pay related to actions at task force hearing
Deputy fire Chief Daniel Nolan, suspended with pay since April pending an investigation into his actions at a fire department task force hearing, has received a 30-day unpaid suspension following an administrative hearing.
Nolan, who runs the department's training, learned of his suspension via an email from Vincent Fusco, president of the Hartford Firefighters Association, according to Nolan's attorney, Mario Cerame.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant
Fire truck on hold after Ohio city's treasurer refuses to sign check
Galion City Council President Carl Watt shook his head Thursday night during a heated Police, Fire and Health Committee meeting.
âI thought I (saw) every low-down dirty trick,â Watt said, talking about his experience on Galion City Council and the Crawford County Commissioners Board. âBut this tops them all.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: galion inquirer
Days before fire dept. overhaul, Rhode Island city claims union contract is âvoid and unenforceableâ
Lawyers for Rhode Islandâs capital city have told a Superior Court judge they believe the cityâs current firefightersâ union contract is invalid, arguing that the Providence City Council had no legal right to agree to a long-term deal in 2011.
In court documents filed late Wednesday evening, the Elorza administration asked Judge Jeffrey A.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV Providence 12
States are staring at a trillion-dollar pension hole
While the Greek and Puerto Rican debt meltdowns command world attention, most American states are grappling with how to cover between $1 trillion to $4 trillion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities, according to experts.
The range of the unfunded liability number can be explained by variables like the assumed rate of return on pension investments and variations in economic forecasts.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: cbs news
Fire Truck Crashes into New York Casino Shuttle Bus, 10 Hurt
PHOTOS: Ten people were injured after a fire engine collided with a casino shuttle bus Wednesday evening.
Yonkers fire engine 313 crashed into the driver's side of an Empire City Casino bus around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Kimball and Yonkers avenues. Firefighters from station 13, just a few hundred feet from the intersection, were responding to a fire alarm at 41 Maple Place when their truck hit the bus, Yonkers Fire Commissioner John Darcy said.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News
Illinois firefighters use drone to battle house fire
VIDEO: Firefighters used a drone to battle a house fire that may have been caused by lightning in south suburban Orland Park.
The fire chief said flames were seen on the roof of a two-story home in the 10800-block of Scarlet Drive just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found flames spreading across the roof and through the attic.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago