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  • New Jersey 'Blue Flu' Cured: City Approves Police/Fire Contract

    This unauthorized strike, or so-called 'Blue flu', in East Orange apparently has worked. Just before 5:00 the city announced it had dropped its appeal of the new police and fire contract.

    News • October 24th, 2003

  • Cleveland Safety Forces Dealt Budget Blow

    Cleveland will avoid a deficit this year by moving older firefighters from office jobs to fire engines and delaying a class of EMS cadets, the city's finance director said yesterday.

    News • October 15th, 2003

  • Two Flordia Fire Department Veterans Fired

    After 26 years with the Clearwater Fire Department, the last six as assistant training chief, Yaudes learned early Monday he was no longer wanted. His boss gave him a choice: retire or be fired.

    News • October 15th, 2003

  • Canadian Paramedics Want Firemedic Plan Scrapped

    A controversial plan to make this city the first in Ontario to merge fire and ambulance services must be addressed by the three leadership candidates in the upcoming provincial election, a group of paramedics said Wednesday.

    News • September 4th, 2003

  • Kansas Mayor Meets with Firefighters About Staffing Cuts

    Mayor Butch Felker fielded questions Monday from firefighters who are concerned about a recent decision by the city council to eliminate a fire department company.

    News • September 4th, 2003

  • Denver's Firefighters to Vote on Pay Cut

    Denver's firefighters will vote later this week on a plan that could reduce their future pay to help the city cope with its growing budget problems.

    News • August 29th, 2003

  • Minneapolis Plans to Rehire Firefighters

    Thirty-two Minneapolis firefighters whose jobs were cut in April because of budget restraints could be back to work Sept. 22.

    News • August 29th, 2003

  • Woman Sues Rhode Island Town for Discrimination in Hiring Firefighters

    A 26-year-old Cranston woman is suing the town in federal court, charging that a plan to hire the 21 members of the North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service Inc. violates federal anti-discrimination laws.

    News • August 29th, 2003

  • Wisconsin Fire Department May Shift to Full Time Firefighters

    Changes that would shift the Fire Department from a paid-per-call to a full-time operation by 2005 are designed in part to improve response time to emergencies and increase firefighters' skills, according to Fire Chief Ed Dobernig.

    News • August 27th, 2003

  • Missouri Firefighers Might Take Hit in Wallet

    The defeat of a 25-cent tax increase for the Cottleville Fire Protection District may hit firefighters in their wallets.

    News • August 26th, 2003

  • FDNY Remains Too White and Too Male

    The images of this year's graduating class of probationary New York City firefighters on the local news stations on Aug. 12 little resembled the city those pictured will serve.

    News • August 26th, 2003

  • Boston Ordered to Hire White Firefighters

    Four white men passed over for firefighting jobs in favor of minority candidates who scored lower on civil service tests must be hired as soon as possible, a federal judge has ruled.

    News • August 26th, 2003

  • Madison, Wisconsin Struggles to Keep Fire Stations Open Amid Budget Cuts

    Fire Chief Debra Amesqua says she wouldn't be able to fund seven new firefighters for a new fire station planned for the city's far east side, or nine new firefighter/paramedics to staff a new ambulance, if she is forced to comply with Mayor Dave...

    News • August 21st, 2003

  • Fire Department Diversity Gets Priority in St. Petersburg, Florida

    The city Fire Department has offered jobs to two African-Americans under a revamped hiring process aimed at increasing diversity.

    News • August 21st, 2003

  • New Recruits Join FDNY

    Firehouses around New York City are about to receive a new batch of "probies," which is the nickname for the young men and women just joining the force.

    News • August 13th, 2003