Politics & Law News

  • 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

  • 9/11 Report Cites Need For Unified Command

    The final report issued by the 9/11 Commission is a devastating indictment of the government agencies that failed to detect and prevent the terrorist attacks that took the lives of 2,973 people, including 347 firefighters. The 450-page document traces the...

    News • September 1st, 2004

  • Fire Service Hears About Future Direction

    The fire service got some of what it wanted when politicians and members of the Bush administration discussed with them the direction and future of the service. Members had gathered in Washington, D.C. for the CFSI dinner with the Vice President as...

    News • May 7th, 2004

  • Cheney Addresses CFSI Dinner Held In D.C.

    The 16th annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner, hosted by The Congressional Fire Services Institute, was held May 5, at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. The dinner had over 2100 fire service members in attendance, as well as a very special...

    News • May 6th, 2004

  • Bush Administration to Revise Overtime Plan; Firefighters Will Not Lose Eligibility

    With an eye toward November's election, the Bush administration is retreating on its planned overhaul of the nation's overtime rules to allow more white-collar workers, including those earning up to $100,000 a year, to continue collecting the premium...

    News • April 20th, 2004

  • Illinois Firefighter Who Drove Engine Drunk Won't Face Criminal Charges

    A Moline firefighter who was drunk and drove an engine to a fatal fire Wednesday morning likely will lose his job, but won't face criminal charges, police chief Steve Etheridge said.

    News • February 27th, 2004

  • Arizona Governor Blasts Bush on Forest Policy

    Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano on Saturday accused the Bush administration of mismanaging the federal forests, which she said could lead to ``megafires'' this summer.

    News • February 21st, 2004

  • IAFF Asks President Bush to Restore Programs Cut in FY'05 Budget

    The General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Harold Schaitberger, today asked President Bush to restore funding for multiple programs for emergency responders that were cut or eliminated in the FY 2005 Federal Budget.

    News • February 3rd, 2004

  • Ohio Judge Bars Fire Crew Reduction

    A judge granted the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 136 a temporary restraining order against the city, barring the city from reducing crews from four firefighters to three as a cost-cutting measure.

    News • January 23rd, 2004