Suggestive banner could lead to disciplinary action

Thursday, September 18, 2014 

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ




Your words are your image. The fate of firefighters who displayed a banner during a fireman’s convention will soon learn their fate. The banner with suggestive wording was displayed directly underneath their fire company banner, and has a lot of mixed feelings in the public eye. Read more at: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2014/09/monroe_township_to_discipline_firefighters_after_lewd_banner_flies_at_nj_firemens_convention.html



   


 

Firefighters left note for victims of house fire

Thursday, September 18, 2014 

WEED, CA




When they care enough to say ‘I’m sorry’ it can somehow help heal the wound.  Crews recently battled a house fire in which they were not able to save, but the homeowners were comforted by a handwritten note left for them in their mailbox, by the CalFire.   Read more about the note left by CalFire at: http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/family-gets-heartfelt-note-firefighters-who-tried-/nhPhk/



   


 

Off-duty Fire Chief saves a life!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 

VANCOUVER, WA




Vancouver Fire Department’s off-duty Fire Chief Joe Molina was in the right place, with the right training, at the right time.  While enjoying a meal with family, another patron in the restaurant began choking. Chief Molina immediately began performing the Heimlich Maneuver and saved his life. Read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/15/vancouver-fire-chief-saves-choking-man-molina/



   


 

Captains alleged to have mistreated recruit

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

LOS ANGELES, CA




Documentation can be your best friend, especially in the case in which Los Angeles Fire Department is in right now with a recruit.  Two of their captains are alleged to have mistreated a recruit, while the captains state the individual in question was ‘performing below standards.’  The individual is the son of a LAFD Battalion Chief. Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lafd-allegations-20140915-story.html



   


 

Firefighter accused of sexual advances in the fire station

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

ARCHBALD, PA




Inappropriate actions inside the fire station have led a firefighter candidate to a potential suspension before he really gets started. Archbald firefighter candidate George Toth allegedly took a female into the basement of the fire station and made inappropriate sexual advances toward her. Read more about this incident at: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/volunteer-firefighter-candidate-allegedly-molested-woman-at-firehouse-1.1751979



   


 

Congratulations to Woodbridge Vol FD on Life Safety Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

WOODBRIGE, CT




Our congratulations to Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department on receiving the Life Safety Achievement Award in recognition of their continued fire prevention education efforts in 2013. Read more about this prestigious award and their efforts at: http://www.amityobserver.com/9441/woodbridge-fire-department-recognized-for-its-fire-prevention-efforts/



   


 

Former Chief of Vol Fire Co of Halfway back in court

Monday, September 15, 2014 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD


 

Jeffrey Ringer, the former Fire Chief at Volunteer Fire Co of Halfway, was back in court in relation to his theft charges between 2006 and 2008.  Ringer allegedly paid for non-approved expenses at conventions as well as a relative’s tuition on a personal credit card and then reimbursed himself for more than the original amount with the department’s checkbook.  Read more about his plea for home detention vs jail time at: http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/judge-denies-ex-halfway-fire-chief-s-bid-to-change/article_dea8dd04-efea-5579-8572-9aded14d0649.html

   


 

Firefighter arrested for poker games

Sunday, September 14, 2014 

MCALESTER, OK




McAlester Firefighter Aaron Boatright was arrested even after being warned that his activities were illegal. He was doing more than just hosting a typical poker night with friends. Read more about his felony charges at: http://www.cbs46.com/story/26522427/atlanta-firefighter-wife-charged-in



   


 

Firefighter domestic leads to officer-involved shooting

Sunday, September 14, 2014 

ATLANTA, GA




A domestic between a firefighter and his wife, with weapons, led to an officer –involved shooting .  Read more at: http://www.cbs46.com/story/26522427/atlanta-firefighter-wife-charged-in



   


 

Firefighters being docked pay for taking sick leave

Saturday, September 13, 2014 

GILBERT, AZ





Many career firefighters have second jobs. Taking a sick day is okay, but not taking a sick day to work your second job. That’s the reason that 8 Gilbert Fire Department firefighters are being docked pay for the next 16 weeks.  Read more about their potential punishment at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/gilbert/2014/09/11/gilbert-fire-employees-pay-docked-disciplinary-action/15447069/



   


 
 
 

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