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  • United Kingdom Fire Strike Ends

    Union leaders representing Redditch's firefighters have given a lukewarm response to the deal struck to end their long-running pay dispute

    News • June 19th, 2003

  • Texas Firefighters Group Says Policies Unsafe

    Houston Fire Chief Chris Connealy accused the local firefighters union of needlessly scaring the public by saying service cuts that took effect Tuesday are jeopardizing public safety and firefighters' lives

    News • June 19th, 2003

  • Senate Approves Fire Safety Laws In Rhode Island

    Investigators were still sifting through the rubble of a February nightclub blaze that would claim 100 lives when state leaders began promising more stringent fire safety laws

    News • June 18th, 2003

  • Broward, Florida OKs Negotiations For A BSO-Run Fire-Rescue

    Admittedly placing their faith in Sheriff Ken Jenne, the Broward County Commission on Tuesday voted to move forward with a plan giving Jenne administrative control over the county's fire-rescue division

    News • June 18th, 2003

  • California Suit Challenges Firefighter-Chaplains

    Robert Lewin couldn't keep his eyes off the shiny quarter-size pin above a fellow captain's name plate. It was January 2001, just after the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officially pinned new chaplains in the San Luis Obispo unit

    News • June 17th, 2003

  • United Kingdom Fire Dispute Paid Off

    SIR - Philip Johnston is entitled to judge the outcome of the fire dispute (report, June 13), which has culminated in a 16 per cent pay rise, good prospects for considerable improvements in earnings, with a new role-based salary structure, and a new pay...

    News • June 17th, 2003

  • Arsonists as firefighters?

    The exclamation "There oughta be a law" too often leads to unnecessary legislation to address a problem that's more a matter of perception than reality.

    News • May 14th, 2003

  • Fire official accused in illegal politicking

    News • November 16th, 2002

  • Fire-Rescue Service Paid For Others’ Pre-9/11 Mistakes

    The stumbling investigation over what went wrong inside America's intelligence and law enforcement agencies prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks may seem irrelevant to firefighters, but the fire-rescue service has a huge stake in this problem because local...

    News • October 31st, 2002

  • Fire Service Waits For Congress To Help Prepare For Terrorism

    This first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is a proper time to look back on what went wrong, what went right and how much progress has been made since Sept. 11, 2001. For the fire-rescue service, the vital...

    News • September 1st, 2002

  • Federal Death Benefits For World Trade Center Victims

    Like all Americans, I watched with shock and horror on Sept. 11 as terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It was unnerving to look outside my office window in Washington, DC and see a tower of smoke rising from the Pentagon. But...

    News • October 31st, 2001

  • Did No One See It Coming?

    The fire-rescue service always has been aware that America would be the target of a catastrophic terrorist attack and firefighters would be among the casualties. But no one could foresee a disaster of the magnitude that struck the World Trade Center and...

    News • October 1st, 2001

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