Medical Center donates toward new helmets

Friday, August 1, 2014 


The wildfire season is approaching the Los Angeles area and now LAFD will have new helmets to protect them! The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation received $50,000 from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to help purchase 3,200 helmets.  An outstanding example of how our relationships with our public safety partners are so critical.  Read more at:



Firefighter awarded $60K after ruling in verbal & physical harassment case

Thursday, July 31, 2014 


Elmont Fire Department’s female firefighter Beatrice Lozada was just awarded $60K in her case against the department. She claimed sexual harassment in the form of verbal and physical inappropriateness that was started by a lieutenant and the rest repeated the actions. The department must pay a $25K fine as well. Read more at:



Not one, not two, but THREE FD leadership arrested

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 


Not one, not two, but three members of West Chilton County Volunteer Fire Department’s leadership were arrested for theft of funds and property from the department. Two former treasurers, Donna Tate and Apache Corona, and the Fire Chief, Steve Tate, all are facing first degree theft and/or extortion charges. Read more at:



Firefighter arrested second time for domestic battery

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 


Orlando Fire Department firefighter Christopher Colon has been arrested for a second time for alleged domestic battery.  The incident is still under investigation the department has temporarily reassigned him to administrative duty. In the previous arrest, involving the same female, charges were dropped after it was determined both subjects were consuming alcohol at the time. Read more at:



Firefighter & Captain falsified accident records

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 


A Cleveland Fire Department accident investigation led to the truth behind $20K of damages to a ladder truck and downed pole.  Firefighter Richard Nickerson was operating the ladder truck that was reportedly cut off by another vehicle and crashed and Captain Ron Vargo signed the report that was submitted.  The investigation revealed security camera footage that proved otherwise, and the two falsified documents.  Read more at:



Firefighter arrested for explicit social media messages

Monday, July 28, 2014 


Coventry Fire Department has had a third member arrested for sexually inappropriate related charges. This time 19yo junior firefighter, Brendan O’Sullivan, was arrested as a result of sexually explicit messages he sent to a 15yo through Facebook.  A former chief and lieutenant were both arrested previously for inappropriate sexual relationships with junior firefighters.  Read more at:



Firefighter arrested for child endangerment

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 


Cardinal Joint Fire District part-time firefighter Neil Cornelius has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following him being arrested for child-endangerment. Police were called to the area of his home for a small child walking in the street.  Cornelius was allegedly passed out inside his home and when he did come out of his home, appeared to be intoxicated. Read more at:



Firefighter suspended indefinitely

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 


Austin Fire Department firefighter Mark Christopher Madison has been suspended indefinitely, as per department policy, following his arrest for driving while intoxicated.  Madison was operating a vehicle that crashed into a guardrail, and then admitted to having 10-12 cocktails within 8 hours. Read more at:



Firefighter recognized for saving a life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 


Off-duty Knoxville firefighter Cory Darnell was at the right place, at the right time, with the right training and a man is living proof.  Darnell came across a subject who was having a heart attack and was face-down and immediately began CPR.  The man was present when the mayor awarded Darnell with the Knoxville Firefighter of the Quarter and thanked him for saving his life. Read more at:



Firefighter & wife help rescue child from vehicle

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 


An unnamed firefighter and his wife helped in the rescue of a 19mo child who was left in a car (with the air conditioning running) on a hot Florida day this week.  The mother was inside of Target and left her daughter unattended in the vehicle for 40minutes.  A firefighter and his wife noticed a child crying and immediately called 9-1-1. Authorities arrested the 35yo mother and charged her with child neglect, and released the child to her father.  Our hats off to the firefighter and his wife.  Read more at:



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