Politics & Law News

  • OSHA Levies Fines in Idaho Forestry Firefighter LODD

    The fire management company has been cited for violations and fined by OSHA following a probe after the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter in Idaho last summer.

    News • February 14th, 2013

  • Georgia Investigators Seize Fire Dept. Records

    State investigators and the district attorney collected records from the Columbus Dept. of Fire & EMS after receiving word the department may have committed criminal acts in its record handling.

    News • February 13th, 2013

  • Former Pa. Firefighter Seeks Plea Change in Arson

    A former Danville firefighter, serving up to 18 years in prison for arsons in Montour County, will attempt to change a plea during a trial in April.

    News • February 13th, 2013

  • Penalty Increased for Killers of New York Responders

    Tucked into a controversial New York gun law is a provision that increases the penalty for someone who kills a first responder while they are performing their duties.

    News • January 25th, 2013

  • Wis. Driver Cited For Driving Over Fire Hose

    MADISON, Wis. -- An early Sunday morning fire forced 29 Madison residents out of their westside apartment building, located on 2814 Ashford Lane. Madison fire authorities said a resident was cooking french fries in oil...

    News • January 1st, 2012

  • Colo. Firefighters Take Over Charity Calendar

    DENVER -- The Colorado Attorney General has filed a suit aimed at dissolving the nonprofit organization behind the Colorado Firefighters calendar. According to the complaint, filed in Denver District Court, Fired Up For...

    News • December 20th, 2011

  • Three Hurt in Collision With Texas Fire Truck

    A driver and his two passengers were in stable condition Saturday after a Chevy 3500 pickup collided with a Channelview Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. The pickup driver, whose name was not immediately available, was westbound on the Interstate...

    News • December 12th, 2011

  • D.C. Chief Proposes Staffing Cuts, 12-Hour Shifts

    Union firefighters in Washington, D.C., are calling the chief’s effort to reduce the size of the department by more than 20 percent absurd. They’re also not thrilled with his idea to switch from 24-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts, according to a news...

    News • November 30th, 2011

  • Houston Changes 911 Policy After Girl Dies

    HOUSTON -- The city of Houston has changed its 911 policy after a young girl died. A Kingwood mother backed her vehicle over her 4-year-old daughter, Rebecca, in the 2300 block of Cumberland Oak in Kingwood about 4:45 p.m...

    News • November 10th, 2011

  • Fire Service Mourns Loss of Legend, Leader Hal Bruno

    Bruno was a firefighter for more than 60 years, an original columnist for Firehouse magazine and the chairman emeritus of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

    News • November 9th, 2011

  • Montana Fire District Missing Taxes

     Nov. 03--Like most volunteer fire departments, Troy Rural Fire District 1F & 15F always seems to have more needs than it has funding to meet those needs.

    News • November 5th, 2011

  • Mother of Children Who Died in Colo. Fire Arrested

    AURORA, Colo. -- Aurora police have arrested the mother of two children who died in a weekend house fire in Aurora. CALL7 Investigator Tony Kovaleski was the first to report that Danielle Lynn Brockman, 23, was arrested...

    News • November 3rd, 2011

  • Texas Family Loses Suit, But Pickets Station

    SAN ANTONIO -- There was a protest outside San Antonio Fire Department headquarters downtown on Tuesday afternoon. Some of those in the small group were family members of a woman who died after being cared for by EMS who...

    News • November 3rd, 2011

  • Ill. City May Charge Nonresidents for Fire Services

    The Elgin Fire Department is continuing its efforts to recover some of the costs of providing services now by possibly charging nonresidents for emergency responses.

    News • November 2nd, 2011

  • Miami-Dade Mayor Probes Fire Take-Home Cars

    MIAMI -- There is a new twist in a Local 10 investigation into the number of Miami-Dade County vehicles employees are allowed to take home at the taxpayers' expense. Does Miami-Dade Fire Rescue really know how many vehicles go home, or were we...

    News • October 31st, 2011