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  • Orlando Union Not Sold on New Chief

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   The city of Orlando has a new fire chief. The city just promoted John Miller to the job. He's taking over for James Reynolds, who's stepping down for health reasons, but union leaders told Eyewitness News Miller may not be the right...

    News • February 16th, 2010

  • Former Ga. FFs Talk About Deadly Fire

    DECATUR, Ga. -- Two fired DeKalb firefighters spoke out for the first time about a deadly fire in Dunwoody last month. Fire Apparatus Officer Jeff Greene and former Capt. Tony Motes defended their actions at the home of...

    News • February 11th, 2010

  • Florida Firefighters Could Work as Correctional Officers to Save Jobs

    The Volusia County Council is recruiting 18 of its firefighter to become correctional officers in order to avoid further layoffs, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.The county's jail system is experiencing a shortage of workers and the council...

    News • February 5th, 2010

  • 4th Pittsburgh FF Faces Drug Charges

    PITTSBURGH --   A Pittsburgh Fire Bureau captain was arrested on the North Side and is the latest in a string of city firefighters facing drug and alcohol charges over the past few months. "I can tell you it's something we're taking very seriously...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Conn. FFs in Hot Water Over Prank

    WATERFORD, Conn. -- Seven Waterford firefighters are in hot water after a practical joke that got out of hand. Police said last September, the young firefighters taped a member of the Quaker Hill Fire Department to a...

    News • December 16th, 2009

  • D.C. Deputy Fire Chief Now in Florida Kept on Books, Burned Firefighter Not

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    News • December 16th, 2009

  • Ga. Responders' Actions Investigated

    ATLANTA, Ga. -- CBS Atlanta showed a city councilwoman, and member of the public safety committee, the controversial surveillance tape taken inside the Moreland Package Store. The tape shows 21-year-old Martez McKibben trying to...

    News • December 15th, 2009

  • Report: Sexism, Racism Is Not Norm in Houston Fire Department

    HOUSTON --   The Houston Fire Department is being encouraged to make some changes after months of allegations of racism and sexual discrimination, KPRC Local 2 reported.   The first set of findings by two independent law firms hired by the city of...

    News • December 8th, 2009

  • Report: Racism, Sexism Are Not the Norm in Houston Fire Dept.

    HOUSTON -- The Houston Fire Department is being encouraged to make some changes after months of allegations of racism and sexual discrimination, KPRC Local 2 reported. The first set of findings by two independent law...

    News • December 8th, 2009

  • Fla. FF Dies in Crash on Way to Work

    DELAND, Fla. --   Colleagues are mourning the loss of a DeLand firefighter/EMT, who was killed Tuesday morning as he rode his motorcycle to work. Police said 30-year-old Gary O'Brien was going west on State Road 44 at Grimm Lane when his motorcycle...

    News • December 8th, 2009

  • Fake Texas Hydrant Made to Look Real

    HOUSTON --  A fake fire hydrant in a Spring Branch garden was painted to look like the real thing by a city of Houston worker, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.  

    News • December 8th, 2009

  • Young Pa. Volunteer FFs Needed

    SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. --   An effort is under way in Somerset County to draw in young volunteer firefighter, as the numbers of firefighters continue to decline.

    News • December 6th, 2009

  • New Haven Promotes Another 10

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The city of New Haven decided to promote 10 more firefighters who took the 2003 promotion exam, not just the 14 who won their landmark case of reverse discrimination that was taken to the Supreme Court...

    News • December 6th, 2009

  • Ok. Police Catch Babies at Building Fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY --   Police officers rescued babies from a burning apartment building early Saturday.

    News • December 5th, 2009

  • Award Ceremony Spotlights Worcester

    It was fitting and proper that the 2009 Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Award Ceremony was moved to Worcester from Boston this year as a way to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the loss of the Worcester Six.

    News • December 4th, 2009