Call to end nepotism in Los Angeles Fire Department hiring
As Los Angeles prepares to hire a new class of firefighters, the top investigator in the Los Angeles Fire Department is urging tougher procedures be put in place to prevent nepotism and the appearance of favoritism.
LAFD Independent Assessor Sue Stengel, in a report sent Thursday to the Fire Commission, urged that fire officials with relatives applying to join the department be automatically excused from the hiring process as well make sure that there is no contact between relatives and those who rate the candidates.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles daily news
Seventeen Cleveland fire supervisors disciplined for roles in shift-trading scandal
Seventeen Cleveland fire department supervisors have been disciplined for their roles in a shift-trading scandal, the city announced today.
The city suspended seven supervisors for one 24-hour shift, five supervisors for two 24-hour shifts and one supervisor for three 24-hour shifts. Two others are suspended for one 24-hour shift that will held in abeyance, which means they will only serve those suspensions if they are involved in future disciplinary matters.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Oregon firefighters locked out of fire station, chief resigns
The Lookingglass Rural Fire District has not been able to repond to fire calls since July 9.
The combination to the lock on the building has been changed, and firefighters can no longer access the fire station. A special meeting was held Wednesday night.
Citizens and firefighters hoped to voice their concerns, but the board adjourned the meeting immediately after accepting the resignation of Chief Steve Rhodes.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVAL-TV CBS 13
Former Maine fire chief appealing town managerâ€™s decision to fire him
Former fire chief Mike Azevedo said Wednesday that he was abruptly fired by the town manager on July 21 and he has yet to be told why.
â€śI have appealed the decision,â€ť Azevedo said, who since has been tapped to serve as a firefighter for nearby Levant.
Azevedo said that in his appeal to the Board of Selectmen, he isnâ€™t seeking reinstatement but rather hopes to be given a reason for his dismissal sometime within the next 30 days so that he can inform the firefighters he has trained over the years.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bangor daily news
Firefighterâ€™s widow demands answers from Dallas Fire-Rescue
The widow of a Dallas firefighter killed in the line of duty last year is demanding answers from the city about her husbandâ€™s death.
Jenny Wilson said Wednesday she has been waiting patiently for 14 months and wants to know what caused the death of her husband of more than 20 years, Stanley Wilson, on May 20, 2013.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: dallas morning news
Oregon wildland firefighter on break dies in fall
An off-duty firefighter staged near the Launch Fire at Fourmile Lake died Tuesday night in what officials are calling accidental in nature.
According to Sgt. Darren Frank at the Klamath County Sheriffâ€™s Office, 21-year old Matthew David Goodnature, of Phoenix, Oregon was taking a walk away from his fire camp at about 6:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kdrv-tv medford
Unusual Arrangement Places Illinois Chief in Charge of Two Departments
Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets will have full responsibility over the Chicago Ridge Fire Department, but staffing remains the job of the Chicago Ridge mayor and trustees, according to an agreement approved by each village board.
The SouthtownStar obtained copies of the agreement through Illinois' freedom of information law.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firefighternation