Politics & Law News

  • New Mexico Governor Asks For Fireworks Ban

    New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is asking local municipalities to adopt fireworks policies based on local conditions

    News • June 30th, 2003

  • 'Unethical, outrageous'; Massachusetts Fireworks Sales Blasted

    Fire officials in Southbridge and Dudley are ''outraged'' that the Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Department is selling fireworks

    News • June 29th, 2003

  • A Blow To Connecticut Fire Departments

    Newington could see a chunk of its firefighting power disappear. Vernon could lose two firefighters, and Rocky Hill has already lost one, all because of a new restriction by the Hartford Fire Department

    News • June 29th, 2003

  • Delaware Committee OKs $38.5M Grant-In-Aid Bill

    The legislative Joint Finance Committee approved a $38.5 million Grant-in-Aid Bill on Wednesday, sending money to fire and rescue companies and other nonprofit entities

    News • June 26th, 2003

  • North Carolina Pyrotechnic Safety Bill Heads To Easley's Office

    A North Carolina bill written in reaction a tragic fire at a Rhode Island nightclub is moving to the governor's office for Mike Easley's signature

    News • June 25th, 2003

  • A Pennsylvania City Reaches Tentative Deal With Firefighters' Union

    Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy says progress with the firefighters' union on a plan to consolidate service is being made

    News • June 25th, 2003

  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Close In On Fire Reporting Legislation

    THE HOUSE AND SENATE. BHRC records local senators’ votes on four roll calls and local representatives’ votes on two roll calls from the week of June 16

    News • June 22nd, 2003

  • Accused Texas Instructor Cleared Of Charges

    An El Paso Community College instructor who was indicted in January for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a woman on campus has been cleared of all charges

    News • June 22nd, 2003

  • 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