A "Partner in Progress"

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



Virginia Beach FD received Ben Franklin Award of Valor

Friday, August 28, 2015   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

During the IAFC's Annual Conference & Expo, a crew from Virginia Beach Fire Dept was recognized for their heroic efforts during a horrific crash in April 2014.  A vehicle of 7, 6 of them being children, was hit by a pick-up truck.  Any crash can affect our first responders, especially when there is children involved and in this case there were 6 of them.  The Virginia Beach crew worked passionately to free each of them and rescue them from harm, however four children did not survive.  Our congratulations go out to the crew for their dedication and strong work, and we remember the families.  

Read more at: http://wavy.com/2015/08/27/4-virginia-beach-firefighters-honored-for-courageous-actions/



Division Chief arrested following domestic with wife

Friday, August 28, 2015  ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD

According to authorities, police arrested Anne Arundel County Division Chief Harvey Cornwell after his wife called 9-1-1 to report an assault.  Upon arrival and after interviews of each party, police arrested and charged the Chief with first and second-degree assault.  He has currently been placed on paid administrative leave until the department conducts their own investigation. While this incident occurred off duty and in his own home, the reprocussions will follow into his career.

Read more at: http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/anne-arundel-county/anne-arundel-fire-chief-charged-with-assaulting-wife



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