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  • La. Parish Hires Career Firefighters

    BELLE CHASSE, La. -- Tuesday was graduation day for 61 firefighters who will become the first professionals to staff all 12 firehouses in Plaquemines Parish. The trainees graduated after completing 240 hours of training and receiving six...

    News • July 28th, 2010

  • Texas Judge Freezes Fallen Firefighter's Death Benefits

    WHARTON, Texas -- A judge ruled on Friday that no one involved in the case of a fallen Wharton firefighter can spend any money that has come in since his death. Thomas and Nikki Araguz Thomas Araguz III died while batting a fire at an egg farm i

    News • July 25th, 2010

  • Ind. Chief's 2nd Job Raises Questions

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. -- Some are questioning how the new fire chief in a Morgan County township can fulfill his duties while working fulltime elsewhere. Kenny VanSlyke has been promoted to lead the Madison Township Fire...

    News • July 23rd, 2010

  • Neb. FF Battling Stress Gets Pension

    OMAHA, Neb. -- A former Omaha firefighter still isn't allowed to go onto city property, but the city will still pay for John Gruttemeyer's disability pension. The city brought in extra security measures on Thursday for a...

    News • July 16th, 2010

  • S.C. Fire Chief's Job Saved, for Now

    INMAN, S.C. -- The Board of Commissioners voted to delay the decision about Chief Lee Jeffcoat's job status until a later date. In a meeting Tuesday, the commissioners talked about the budget, and had some questions and concerns. Instead of deciding...

    News • July 6th, 2010

  • Baltimore Firefighters Fight Pension Reform

    BALTIMORE -- Baltimore city police and firefighters are putting millions of dollars into a fund to fight the effort to reform their pensions. The unions are threatening to sue to fight the change. The pension...

    News • May 13th, 2010

  • Mass. Deputy Chief Resigns after Probe

    HAMILTON, Mass. --  The Hamilton firefighter accused of mishandling Muscular Dystrophy Association “Boot Drive” money has abruptly resigned, Team 5 Investigates reported Tuesday. The town planned to hold a disciplinary hearing for Deputy...

    News • May 5th, 2010

  • Fla. Sheriff Upset with Firefighters' Pay

    MARION COUNTY, Fla. --  Marion County’s sheriff is upset firefighters get paid more than his deputies. The highest paid deputy makes $67,000 a year, but the highest paid firefighter makes $132,000. Even though they both make more than most...

    News • April 16th, 2010

  • Ex-Chief in Ky. Indicted for Embezzling

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal grand jury in Louisville indicted the former McMahan fire chief on embezzling and laundering charges. Paul Barth, 53, was indicted for one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and 16...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • Hawaii Considers Firing Fireboat

    HONOLULU -- The state owns the 110-foot fireboat Moku Ahi. It pays the city of Honolulu more than $2 million for maintenance and to staff the vessel with six 24-hour-a-day firefighters and crew.

    News • March 30th, 2010

  • Wis. FF Canned for Running Over Hose

    A Kewanuee firefighter was terminated last week for driving over a hose in January while driving by the scene of a blaze, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The Police and Fire Commission voted 4-0 to terminate Firefighter Mark Wautlet after...

    News • March 18th, 2010

  • New Calif. Chief Has No Fire Experience

    National City, Calif. --  The man hired to replace National City's retiring fire chief has no fire experience, the 10News I-Team learned.   Frank Parra has been a National City councilman for eight years and has worked as an emergency...

    News • March 11th, 2010

  • Arizona Fatal Fire Ruled Arson

    PHOENIX --  Yavapai County authorities believe a fire that claimed two lives in Prescott Valley on Wednesday was intentionally set, according to a news release from the Prescott Valley Police Department. The fire started at about 6:20 a.m...

    News • February 26th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Cheats on Test Gets Promoted

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   An Orlando firefighter caught cheating on a promotion test just got a better job as a supervisor.

    News • February 24th, 2010

  • Las Vegas Chief Tells Crews Limit On-Duty Gym Time

    The Las Vegas Fire Department chief is urging his firefighters to avoid spending time at the gym during work hours and not to "abuse sick leave" as his department battles poor public perception during its stand to avoid pay cuts and layoffs. The chief's...

    News • February 24th, 2010