For New York City Fire Department, More Diversity Amid Tension
By now, the 242 recruits at the New York City Fire Departmentâ€™s training academy have climbed hundreds of flights of stairs carrying at least 100 pounds of gear. They have rushed into burning buildings, smoke-filled subway cars and a bombed-out Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. Generations of firefighters have endured this rite of passage, but this group is different.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york times
Detroit's fire commissioner resigns
Mayor Dave Bing announced the resignation Tuesday of Fire Commissioner Donald Austin, effective Dec. 31. â€śCommissioner Austin provided much needed leadership to the department during his tenure,â€ť Bing said in a written statement. â€śWe are grateful for his contributions and improvements he has made to the Fire Department and EMS Division and wish him well in his future endeavors.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the detroit news
New Cleveland fire chief pledges to restore confidence
Mayor Frank Jackson on Tuesday minted Patrick Kelly as the cityâ€™s fourteenth Division of Fire chief â€“ a position Kelly pledged to leverage as a means to restore confidence, trust and integrity to a department marred by recent controversy. Kelly was named interim chief in August after division head Daryl McGinnis was stripped of his duties for not completing necessary firefighter certifications.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the plan dealer
Somber ceremony marks Worcester Cold Storage fire anniversary
Fourteen years ago Wednesday, Edward Powers came to Worcester from Hardwick with other volunteer firefighters from that small town. They stood, awed by the still smouldering wreckage of the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. building and the remains of the Dec. 3, 1999, conflagration that had claimed the lives of six Worcester firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: worcester telegram
Arizona state agency proposes penalties over Hotshot deaths
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health is proposing citations and penalties against the Arizona State Forestry Division in the June 30 death of 19 Hotshot crew members from Prescott. The Industrial Commission of Arizona is scheduled to consider the citations and penalties during a public meeting at 1 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the daily courier
Update: Colorado fire board to hire private investigator after Sheriff's remarks
The board of directors for Black Forest Fire Rescue will hire a private investigator to verify exactly what happened during the first few hours of last summer's Black Forest fire that killed two people and destroyed nearly 500 homes. The investigation comes in the wake of comments made Nov. 21 by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the gazette
Arizona agency to issue report in Hotshots deaths
An Arizona agency tasked with investigating workplace violations related to the deaths of 19 firefighters will present its findings Wednesday, along with recommendations for financial penalties and citations against the state Forestry Division. The state Industrial Commission will hear proposals from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health at its meeting in Phoenix.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: yourwestvalley.com