Fire commissioner appoints veteran firefighter as new FDNY Chief of Department
A veteran firefighter and FDNY Brooklyn Borough Commander credited with saving lives on the job has been appointed as Chief of Department, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced Wednesday. Beginning Nov. 1, Chief James E. Leonard, a Staten Island resident and 35-year veteran, will oversee the department's 15,000 uniformed firefighters and EMS personnel, as well as four major agency bureaus.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: staten island advance
Atlanta firefighter falls from roof while battling apartment blaze
One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a blaze at a Buckhead apartment complex. Firefighters were called to the two-alarm fire at the Victoria complex in the 3500 block of Roswell Road around 11 a.m.
Firefighter Spurgeon Putnam was injured when he fell 20 feet from a roof, fire department spokeswoman Janet Ward said.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ohio fire chief quits after address mix-up inquiry
Hamilton Township officials have ended their investigation into the community's fire chief after he announced he will leave the department at the end of the year. Fire Chief Mark Greatorex was placed on paid administrative leave nearly two weeks ago while an independent investigator probed his handling of an incident in which firefighters broke down the door of the wrong house during a call for a medical alarm.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
West Virginia Supreme Court upholds firefighter overtime pay decision
The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Kanawha Circuit Court decision that ruled that the cityâ€™s Firemenâ€™s Civil Service Commission correctly stated it did not have jurisdiction to address Charleston firefighter overtime pay.
â€śThe Commission may only hear matters that involve the removal, discharge, suspension or reduction in rank or pay of any particular affected individual,â€ť Justice Margaret Workman wrote in a 32-page opinion.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: charleston gazette
Follow Up: New Questions Arise in Connecticut LODD Fire Probe
Engine 16, Kevin Bell's fire company, was the first to arrive at the burning home on Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford on Oc. 7, where Bell lost his life.
Dozens more firefighters also rushed to the scene; among them, Interim Assistant Chief Terry Waller. NBC Connecticut has learned through multiple sources in the city of Hartford that Waller arrived even before any of the deputy chiefs.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nbc connecticut
New Orleans fire captain dies of illness during training in New Mexico
A 13-year veteran New Orleans Fire Department captain died Sunday (Oct. 26) while training in New Mexico, according to a department release.
Capt. Troy Magee fell ill while taking part in a training course in Albuquerque, the release states. It does not state the nature of the course, or his illness.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Orleans Times-Picayune
At least four dead after plane crashes into building at Kansas airport
VIDEO: Officials say at least four people are now dead and four are missing after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into the two-story FlightSafety International building at Wichitaâ€™s Mid-Continent Airport. The crash happened around 9:50 a.m. Thursday. It sent up huge plumes of black smoke which could be seen for miles around the city.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSN-TV News 3