Politics & Law News

  • Pittsburgh Mayor Upset with FF Arrests

    PITTSBURGH --   Pittsburgh's mayor told Channel 4 Action News he's frustrated with a string of recent arrests of city firefighters. Luke Ravenstahl told Channel 4 Action News' Bob Mayo that in the wake of several high-profile arrests he's pressing the...

    News • January 13th, 2010

  • Woman: Pa. FFs Stole Life Savings

    PITTSBURGH --   An elderly Pittsburgh woman says she called for help with her furnace, and when firefighters from Station 13 left her house, a bag with $22,000 was gone. WTAE Channel 4's Shannon Perrine reported that the woman -- who is in her 80s...

    News • January 12th, 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

  • Charleston Restores Nativity Scene

    After removing a nativity scene from Station 12 on Dec. 19, the Charleston Fire Department has restored the display, which now has some extra company, according to WCSC-TV.A department press release issued yesterday announced the nativity scene would...

    News • December 23rd, 2009

  • Man Says FDNY Negligent in Response

    A neighbor of three men who died in a fire in Queens last month claims that a dispatching typo delayed the FDNY by 15 minutes and that the department should pay for its mistake, according to The New York Daily News.Yesterday, Shafin Ahammed filed a notice...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • N.H. Mulls Statewide Sprinkler Law

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Hampshire lawmakers and fire officials could be in for a heated debate over sprinklers. The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board has voted to require sprinkler systems in every newly...

    News • December 17th, 2009

  • Fla. FF Pleads Guilty to Bribing Inmates


    News • December 9th, 2009

  • Bumper Stickers Get Conn. FF in Trouble

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Firefighter Mike Di’Giacomo said his SUV is banned from in the firehouse because the bumper stickers he has on it, displays his political views. Di’Giacomo said he has never run into a problem like this in the 10 years he has been...

    News • November 12th, 2009

  • Fire Chief in Okla. Charged With Fraud

    ADA, Okla. -- Pontotoc County prosecutors have filed charges against the fire chief in Cashion, a town that is both in Kingfisher and Logan counties. Danny Clark faces counts of fraudulent application for Council on Law...

    News • November 11th, 2009

  • Ryan White Notification Law Restored

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Responders have revived legislation that will permit notification of personnel exposed to HIV or other serious illnesses.On Friday, President Obama signed the Ryan White legislation that includes the provision allowing hospitals to...

    News • November 3rd, 2009

  • Fire Service-Based EMS: Re-Informing Policy-Makers

    The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) recently hosted a seminar in Washington, DC addressing fire service-based EMS issues. It was one of several excellent seminars held in conjunction with the CFSI Dinner event in April 2009.

    News • June 1st, 2009

  • 9/11 Commission's Parting Shot Cites "Lack of Urgency" by Feds

    The 9/11 Commission went out of business last month with a final blast that sharply criticized Congress, the Bush administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the federal bureaucracy for failing to implement most of the Commission's major...

    News • December 31st, 2005

  • Firefighters in New Orleans, Mississippi Remember Another American Tragedy - 9/11

    Firefighters from New York, New Orleans and departments nationwide gathered Sunday in this city wrecked by a hurricane and flooding to remember those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks four years ago.

    News • September 11th, 2005

  • States Unite on Response Issues

    Caucus organized to address homeland security issues

    News • April 28th, 2005

  • In New Orleans, the Debts Pile Up After Losses to Firefighters and Fired White Employees

    The bill to the firefighters alone would mean shutting down one-fifth of City Hall.

    News • April 6th, 2005