A "Partner in Progress"

Saving Lives -- even off duty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015   STAMFORD, CT



Firefighter Rocco Terenzio was off duty from the City of Stamford, but that didn't stop him from rushing into a burning home and saving a life.  Terenzio will receive the Police and Fireman's Insurance Association's Heroes Hall of Fame award today in recognition for his heroic efforts. Congratulations Firefighter Terenzio!

READ MORE AT: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Off-Duty-Stamford-Firefighter-Honored-for-Rescuing-Person-from-Burning-Home-328507911.html

   


 

Fire Chief facing repercussions of firefighter's actions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015   COLUMBIA, SC



A firefighter who was arrested and being charged with driving under the influence is not the only one dealing with the consequences.  The firefighter is temporarily suspended and the fire chief is trying to reassure his community that the actions of one firefighter are not reflective of the entire department.

We challenge you as the officer of your department to conduct a table top exercise and present the group with a challenge such as this. What policy and procedures do you have in place to rely on? Do you have an action plan for your departments response to the community? What actions can you take to prevent this from happening in your department?

READ MORE AT: http://coladaily.com/2015/09/21/columbia-firefighter-arrested-georgia-dui-charges/

   


 

Firefighter facing several charges after assault

Thursday, September 17, 2015  EL MONTE, CA

A firefighter was arrested after he was identified as the individual who sexually assaulted a woman walking nearby an intermediate school.  When police located him he was in possession of a handgun and was under the influence as well.  Please remember, you represent your department both on and OFF duty.

READ MORE AT: http://abc7.com/news/la-county-firefighter-arrested-on-suspicion-of-sexual-assault/988526/

   


 

We Remember

Friday, September 11, 2015   Remember. Reflect. Respect. Honor. Sacrifice. Bravery. Courage. 

   


 

Firefighters charged for stealing meds from another firefighter

Thursday, September 10, 2015   CAMILLUS, NY



A prescribed medication only being identified as a controlled substance was the reason two firefighters are now facing charges.  The two, one of them being a former fire chief, were arrested following an investigation into the disappearance of another firefighters prescription meds from the station. What is your department's policy on prescribed medications within the station? Worth a discussion?

READ MORE: http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/09/former_camillus_fire_chief_among_2_charged_with_stealing_prescription_drugs_from.html

   


 

Sept 6th is Firefighters Day in Connecticut

Sunday, September 6, 2015   NORFOLK, CT



Governor Dannel Malloy issued a proclamation in honor of Firefighters Day in the state on Sept 6th.  Citations were also presented from the state Representative and state Senator in honor of their dedication.  

READ MORE: http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20150907/norfolk-firefighters-among-those-recognized-for-bravery-dedication

   


 

Milford Fire Dept honored for their part in serving our Country

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   MILFORD, CT



Milford Fire Department was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for their part in serving our Country.  An office within the Department of Defense, the ESGR award program recognizes employers who make it easier for their employees to proudly serve in our nation's armed services.  Milford FD ensures their employees that their jobs will be there upon their return home from deployment, maintains their salary and benefits, and also send them care packages while they are gone.  Employers like this enable our soldiers to deploy with a peace of mind that they are cared for and will be taken care of.  

Read more at: http://www.milfordmirror.com/49017/fire-department-honored-for-making-it-easier-for-employees-to-serve-their-country/

   


 

Firefighter charged in death of EMS supervisor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015   WEST MORELAND COUNTY, PA



If you've been drinking, DON'T get behind the wheel of a vehicle, EVER!  A firefighter is now awaiting his preliminary hearing after being charged with homicide by vehicle.  The firefighter was operating a vehicle that crashed and led to the death of his EMS supervisor passenger.  

Read more at: http://www.wtae.com/news/former-firefighter-charged-in-wreck-that-killed-fellow-first-responder/35019412#comments

   


 

Firefighter among those arrested for throwing water jugs

Monday, August 31, 2015   GALVEZ, LA



A volunteer firefighter from Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department was one three who were arrested this weekend for throwing full gallon water jugs at passing motorists. Luckily no injuries resulted in the actions.  

Read more at: http://theadvocate.com/news/13313795-123/ascension-deputies-three-juveniles-in

   


 

Former Fire Chief arrested for embezzlement

Monday, August 31, 2015   LUMBERTON, NC



Once the department's Fire Chief, was currently in the position of Vice President, Charlie Ray Hunt was voted out of office as the same day he was arrested for embezzlement of company funds.   The arrest followed an discrepancies found during an investigation that was prompted by the company's annual audit.  Does your department have this safeguard in place too?  

Read more at: http://www.firehouse.com/news/12108825/former-fairmont-rural-nc-fire-chief-accused-of-embezzlement

   


 
 
 

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