Careers News

  • IAFF Message to Legislators: Back Us or Else

    Nearly 1,000 IAFF members are in Washington, D.C. this week lobbying for measures.

    News • March 19th, 2013

  • You're Not Getting Younger, But The Fire Service Is

    You may be a veteran firefighter and like the fire service the way it is and may not want whippersnappers coming in and messing up a good thing.

    News • April 25th, 2012

  • New Ohio Firefighter Feels Born Into Career

     Nov. 04--Casey Willoughby was born to be a firefighter. There was really never any question of his career choice. It was there every day for him to see. His grandfather, George, retired as an Akron fire district chief in 1998. His father, James, is a...

    News • November 7th, 2011

  • Colo. Firefighter Charged in Exam Cheating Case

    GREELEY, Colo. -- The Weld County district attorney has filed an official misconduct charge against a Greeley fire lieutenant accused of providing advance copies of a statewide firefighter examination. Roger Moore, 46...

    News • June 23rd, 2011

  • Texas Applicants to Retake Exam After Alleged Leak

    Austin fire officials received a letter from an anonymous author claiming the questions had been passed among applicants and included a copy of the official test questions.

    News • May 20th, 2011

  • Nevada Firefighter Fired in Sick Leave Scandal

    LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County firefighter has been fired for misusing sick leave, county spokesman Erik Pappa said. Pappa identified the firefighter as Donald Munn, an 18-year veteran of the fire department. Another 13 firefighters are also...

    News • May 19th, 2011

  • Colo. Firefighter Test Leaked, Investigation Starts

    DENVER -- The Colorado Division of Fire Safety has launched an investigation into examinations given to certify firefighters following a discovery that a testing proctor may have provided advance copies of the tests to certification candidates...

    News • May 11th, 2011

  • Pa. Crew Saves 4 From Wreck Down 300-Foot Hill

    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. -- Four people were trapped inside a truck for about six hours after crashing down a 300 foot hillside just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning. The crash happened on Casparis Road along the Yough River Trail in South Connellsville...

    News • May 9th, 2011

  • Ind. Firefighters Shoot for Full-Time Department

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. -- As fire departments across the state shut down fire stations and lay off firefighters, the Morgan County Council will decide Monday if the Harrison Township Fire Department in can quadruple its budget. The volunteer fire...

    News • October 4th, 2010

  • Atlanta Firefighters Hot Over Promotion Delays

    ATLANTA -- For the second time this year, results of an exam to promote Atlanta firefighters have been compromised. This time, it wasn't accusations of cheating; the city said its own test format was improper. "The rank and file are...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Calif. FFs Battle to Be Paramedics

    STOCKTON, Calif. -- Stockton firefighters are no longer able to perform paramedic services on the public. Wednesday at 7 a.m., more than 40 firefighters certified as paramedics will have to take their paramedic equipment...

    News • September 1st, 2010

  • Houston Mayor Picks New Fire Chief

    HOUSTON -- A longtime Arizona firefighter is taking the reins as the new Houston fire chief, Local 2 Investigates reported Tuesday. The Houston Fire Department's top job is going to Terry Garrison, who spent most of his...

    News • August 25th, 2010

  • Huge Ohio Fire Sparks War of Words

    DAYTON, Ohio -- A massive fire in Dayton's Five Oaks neighborhood early Sunday morning has sparked a war of words between fire union officials and city leaders. The fire broke out sometime before five thirty Sunday morning...

    News • August 9th, 2010

  • 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