A "Partner in Progress"

Three public safety officials sentenced

Friday, January 31, 2014 


The police chief, police captain, and volunteer firefighter from Old Forge were sentenced from charges in May 2012. A female volunteer firefighter filed claims of sexual abuse when she was 15 years old. Read more about this situation and the sentencing of firefighter Walter Chiavacci and the police captain & chief at: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/semenza-krenitsky-and-chiavacci-sentenced-1.1623512



DC Lieutenant now on desk duty pending investigation of man's death

Friday, January 31, 2014 


In the right place at the right time, but didn't receive services promptly. While the investigation will reveal the facts, a 77 year old man has lost his life just outside a DC fire station. According to citizen reports, they tried to seek help from the fire station but they couldn't come across the street to help "if my lieutenant doesn't tell me to go."  That lieutenant has now been placed on desk duty until the investigation is complete. All staff on duty at the station that day will be interviewed and a thorough investigation conducted. Read more about this at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-77-dies-after-collapsing-near-dc-fire-station-and-not-getting-immediate-aid/2014/01/29/13b44662-88fe-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html?tid=ts_carousel



UPDATE: Firefighter found not guilty

Friday, January 31, 2014 


Previously we shared the story of an altercation of two firefighters that resulted in the death of one of the men. Strother Fire Department's firefighter Harold Sims was found not guilty of manslaughter by a county jury. Read more about this unfortunate incident at: http://www.news9.com/story/24590984/strother-firefighter-found-no-guilty-in-death-of-fellow-firefighter



Honorary Assistant Fire Chief laid to rest

Thursday, January 30, 2014 


You would expect a trained firefighter to be running in when everyone is running out. You would not expect that same decision to be made by an 8 year old boy. Early in the morning of January 20th, that is exactly what 8 yr old Tyler Doohan chose to do when his family home was on fire. He unselfishly ran back inside to awaken 6 other relatives, but unfortunately he and his step-great-grandfather did not make it out. Firefighters from all over our country are honoring Tyler and his heroic acts by adding him to their Riding Assignment Boards and remembering what 'it' is all about. Smithfield Fire Department is one of many fire stations who are helping to honor Tyler's memory. We at CVVFA continue to keep Tyler's family, and the FD family, in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

 Read more at: http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2014/01/smithfield-fire-department-honors-ny-boy-who-died-after-rescuing-family-fro.html



Nominations are now open for Firefighter Heroism!

Thursday, January 30, 2014 


Do you have someone who deserves to be recognized for their unselfish and heroic acts? The Firehouse Heroism & Community Service Awards Program has now opened the nomination process for those deserving individuals. Click on this link to visit Firehouse.com and submit your entry now.  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11302162/firefighter-heroism-firehouse-heroism-awards



Firefighter arraigned from fatal shooting incident

Thursday, January 30, 2014 


After a gunfire battle outside of the bar, one man was fatally wounded and the other survived a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The survivor, Detroit firefighter Terrill I. Hardaway, has now been arraigned on second-degree murder and felony fireman in the incident. Read more at: http://www.freep.com/article/20140129/NEWS01/301290156/Firefighter-Detroit-arraigned



Firefighter arrested for theft

Thursday, January 30, 2014 


A bad decision firefighter Leonel Cantu Jr made in 2010 to take a back hoe from an elementary school, has finally been issued a formal charge of theft. Read more at: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_57b74bf4-8951-11e3-b132-001a4bcf6878.html



UPDATE: Firefighter's relationship will likely cost him his job

Thursday, January 30, 2014 


We had previously reported to you about Columbus firefighter Marc Cain's relationship and actions will likely cost him his job. It is alleged he was having extramarital affairs inside the station and perhaps higher ups knew about it. The investigation is continuing and more details begin to unfold. While names haven't been released, there are more allegations that another firefighter has perhaps been engaged in the same misconduct. Read more at: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/01/29/columbus-firefighter-investigation-third-person.html



After multiple arrests, DC will order background checks

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 


We have shared with you multiple reports of firefighters being arrested from D.C. recently. With 11 firefighters arrested in the last 4 months, Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe has made it known to his staff that background checks will be conducted on all personnel in the field. This is something Chief Dennis Rubin had initiated but after his departure was no longer continued. The department conducts initial background checks upon hiring and leaves it up to the employee to report any arrests after that. Read more about this at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/28/arrests-prompt-dc-fire-department-to-check-employe/



Firefighter arrested for fuel purchases

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 

Eolia Fire Protection District Fire Chief noticed an unusally large quantity of fuel being purchased over the past 60 days. As a result, Gale E. Epple, has been arrested and charged with fraudulent charges of the departments fuel cards.  Read more at: http://www.bowlinggreentimes.com/?p=11720



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