A task force formed after a deadly fire in Portland that claimed six people, is expected to recommend the creation of a new city department with a staff to oversee safety in the city's thousands of rental units.
Charlotte announced it has hired a second consultant to review the fire department at a cost of just under $90,000. The city is investigating whether the department retaliated against a former employee for acting as a whistleblower.
Rincon Valley firefighters say they want out of a now three-year effort to share their administration with Windsor firefighters, a joint operation they contend lacks leadership and has been a demoralizing failure for their department.
Nearly a full decade after Peabody firefighter John Brophy fell asleep during a shift as a dispatcher, missing a 911 call about a 6-month-old baby who had stopped breathing, the man dubbed by some "the dozing dispatcher" was back in court Tuesday.
A former New Point volunteer firefighter is facing multiple felony theft charges amid allegations he stole fire department equipment, charged gas to the department's account and pilfered tools from various county residents.
As Lebanon faces possible repossession of one of its two ambulances, Frisbie Memorial Hospital and some neighboring towns are imposing a fee on Lebanon, for times when the rescue department is unable to respond in its own town.
In the last two months, the longtime Groton fire chief retired, two board members resigned and the district lost its lease on one of its two fire stations. Allegations of favoritism have also surfaced.
A Nassau County fire captain has resigned after accusations surfaced reporting he had sex in a county vehicle while on duty. Capt. Bryan Edwards was a 14-year veteran of the Nassau County Fire Department. He has since resigned his post.
The new leader of the Eighth Utilities District fire department in Manchester says he is working to build respect, stability and order in an agency jolted by accusations, arrests and in-fighting for the past several years.
Victoria firefighters put their endurance to the test last week in a series of obstacles designed to show off the success of a yearlong health and wellness program aimed at reducing workers' compensations claims.