Politics & Law News

  • Council May Alter Action on Iowa Chief

    CARLISLE, Iowa -- The Carlisle City Council could reconsider its decision to suspend its fire chief. Two weeks ago, the council suspended Scott Burger for 6 months after a police report showed he was intoxicated during a...

    News • May 25th, 2010

  • Fla. FF Accused of Stealing Pills

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Police in Port Orange said a firefighter engaged in a scheme to defraud residents and steal prescription medication. Police said Fireman Michael Michaud was at 12:15 p.m. at his home on...

    News • May 25th, 2010

  • Stolen Miss. Fire Tools Recovered

    TERRY, Miss. -- Hinds County Sheriffs Department investigators on Thursday recovered equipment that had been stolen from Terry Volunteer Fire Department. Investigators said $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen sometime...

    News • May 14th, 2010

  • Baltimore Firefighters Fight Pension Reform

    BALTIMORE -- Baltimore city police and firefighters are putting millions of dollars into a fund to fight the effort to reform their pensions. The unions are threatening to sue to fight the change. The pension...

    News • May 13th, 2010

  • Omaha Union Sues City Over Staffing

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha's fire union is taking the city to court, claiming the city allowed fire department staffing to fall below contractual minimum levels. The union is operating under a contract backed up by a state...

    News • May 13th, 2010

  • Wash. Medic Allegedly Swipes Meds

    CAMAS, Wash. -- A paramedic is accused of stealing a painkiller used for heart attack victims from a Camas Fire Department ambulance and replacing it with saline solution. Bradley Allen was taken into custody last week...

    News • May 12th, 2010

  • Council Decides Not to Fire Iowa Chief

    CARLISLE, Iowa -- Late Monday night the Carlisle City Council decided to suspend Fire Chief Scott Burger without pay for six months. Under the suspension Burger will also not be allowed on medical calls for one year, beginning May...

    News • May 11th, 2010

  • Police Say Iowa Chief Drunk at Call

    CARLISLE, Iowa --  A police report indicates that the Carlisle fire chief was intoxicated when he responded to a 911 call last week. The report offers details about the incident and how Chief Scott Burger broke department policy. According to...

    News • May 7th, 2010

  • Atlanta FFs Accused of Cheating

    ATLANTA --  CBS Atlanta News is breaking an investigation into allegations of cheating within the Atlanta Fire Department's ranks. The city's Human Resources Department has now launched a formal investigation of their own, after Chief...

    News • May 6th, 2010

  • Iowa Chief Suspended after Complaint

    CARLISLE, Iowa -- When you call 911 you expect the people responding to help you. But one Carlisle man said the fire chief sent to help him last week only made things worse. The Carlisle man did not want KCCI to...

    News • May 5th, 2010

  • Mass. Deputy Chief Resigns after Probe

    HAMILTON, Mass. --  The Hamilton firefighter accused of mishandling Muscular Dystrophy Association “Boot Drive” money has abruptly resigned, Team 5 Investigates reported Tuesday. The town planned to hold a disciplinary hearing for Deputy...

    News • May 5th, 2010

  • Second Ga. Firefighter Gets Job Back

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. --  A hearing officer ruled Monday a second DeKalb County firefighter should be re-instated to his job, after being fired for his response in a fatal house fire in Dunwoody. The officer ordered that William Jeff Greene be...

    News • May 4th, 2010

  • Family Files Suit Against Ga. FFs Who Missed Fire that Killed Their Mom

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Ann Bartlett's three daughters spoke exclusively to CBS Atlantas Jennifer Mayerle about the lawsuit filed against DeKalb County and five fired firefighters. They said they were forced to sue because officials...

    News • April 30th, 2010

  • Man Guilty in Detroit Firefighter's Death

    DETROIT --  A jury has found the owner of a Detroit home where a firefighter died last fall battling an intentional blaze guilty of murder. Mario Willis was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder and arson of a dwelling in connection with...

    News • April 30th, 2010

  • Ricci Pushes 'Political Courage' at FDIC

    Frank Ricci is making a name for himself in the fire service for lots of reasons, and that now includes a provocative keynote speech at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

    News • April 23rd, 2010