New York fire chief : 'Happy Birthday Jesus' sign will not be taken down
Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks has received numerous letters this year from a national organization called The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an organization founded in Wisconsin in 1978 to keep religion and government separate.
Each of the letters asks Chief Brooks to take down a sign that sits outside Firehouse No.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKTV-TV NBC Utica
New Jersey firefighter brought 'large gasoline bomb' into city, prosecutor says
In the days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey in 2012, with power outages and a fuel shortage gripping the state, people and cars lined up outside a gas station in East Orange.
Around the corner from that station, city firefighter Marc Jackson parked his pickup truck with roughly 290 gallons of gasoline in containers in the back of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newark Star-Ledger
Ohio town may promote firefighters for first time based on training, senority
Akron may soon promote firefighters for the first time based on seniority and training, rather than a test.
A court-appointed monitor Monday approved an agreement between the city and the fire union to use a different promotional method to help address a severely depleted rank structure. Attorney David Cohenâ€™s decision means that promotions could be made within 60 days.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: akron beacon journal
Florida fire captain resigns after 911 call about Thanksgiving sex in department SUV
A veteran Nassau County Fire-Rescue Department captain resigned after an investigation revealed he had sex in a county vehicle while on duty early Thanksgiving Day, according to County Manager Ted Selby.
When he was faced with being fired, Bryan Edwards officially resigned Dec. 5. during a meeting with Selby.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Florida Times-Union
6 Kentucky firefighters injured after fire truck hits tree
A fire truck crash in Anderson County injured six firefighters Tuesday night, according to the fire department.
Investigators said the fire truck was headed to a car crash on Puckett Road, when it crashed.
An eyewitness told ABC 36 News that he saw the fire truck run off the road, hit a tree, which caused part of the truck to cave-in.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
Ruling goes against Las Vegas fire recruits in cheating scandal
Las Vegas wonâ€™t have to reinstate all 12 rookie firefighters accused of cheating on an exam in 2013, at least not yet.
The Nevada Employee Management Relations Board on Tuesday found the city was within its rights to dismiss the dozen trainees who were investigated for â€śirregularitiesâ€ť uncovered during a hazardous materials test in January.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: las vegas review-journal
New Leader at Connecticut Fire Dept. Promises Return to Order, Respect, Stability
The new leader of the Eighth Utilities District fire department says he is working to build respect, stability and order in an agency jolted by accusations, arrests and in-fighting for the past several years.
"I like structure," Acting Fire Chief Don Moore said in a recent interview. "Right now, there is very limited structure as far as people following the rules and regulations.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant