Complaints About Austin’s Peeping Lieutenant Expand

An Austin fire lieutenant who resigned in September amidst a criminal investigation into his having secretly filmed female subordinates in fire station locker rooms, is in the news again as firefighters are claiming they reported inappropriate behavior to the department years ago.

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Denial of Disability Pension Reversed Due to Bias By Pension Board Members

An Illinois firefighter who claims she was sexually harassed to the point she became disabled, has prevailed in the appeal of the denial of her disability pension because three of the five pension board members participated in the harassment. Sugar Grove Fire Protection District lieutenant Sara Naden claims she was forced off the job in March, 2014

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Orlando Firefighter Fired For On Scene Recording

An Orlando firefighter was fired today for recording part of an EMS run involving an elected official. Firefighter Joshua Granada reportedly admitted to using his cellphone to audio record part of a medical run involving City Commissioner Regina Hill.

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SC Chief Sentenced to 33 Months For Embezzlement

A South Carolina fire chief who was convicted of embezzling funds from his department has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison. US Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Judge Richard Gergel had handed down the sentence to former St. Paul’s Fire Chief Doc Matthews

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Detroit Captain Reinstated by Arbitrator

A Detroit Fire Department captain who was terminated last summer after a series of racist posts, has been reinstated by an arbitrator. Captain Tim Goodman was suspended and later terminated over Facebook posts that were characterized as ““xenophobic and racist” by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan.

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Iowa Chief Remains in Limbo

The fire chief of Davenport, Iowa, who won the civil service appeal of her firing two weeks ago, remains in limbo as the city mulls its options. Fire Chief Lynn Washburn was fired earlier this year by City Administrator Corri Spiegel.

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South Carolina Fire Chief Indicted Over Asbestos in Station

The fire chief and the city administrator of Marion, South Carolina have been indicted for having allowed firefighters and members of the public to use a fire department building containing asbestos. Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III and city administrator Alan Thomas Ammons were indicted on November 2, 2017 .

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PA Chief Arrested With Minor

A Pennsylvania fire chief has been removed from office following his arrest last night. Chief Aaron Powell, 46, of the Versailles Volunteer Fire Company, was charged with public lewdness and corruption of a minor after he was caught with a 17-year old girl engaging in sexual activities.

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Pennsylvania Fire Company and IAFF Local Sued In Federal Court

A female firefighter employed by a volunteer fire company who was fired earlier this year over a Facebook post, has filed suit against the department and the firefighters’ union claiming her termination was retaliation, gender discrimination and a breach of the union’s duty of fair representation.

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Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Company Sued For FLSA Violation

Five employees of a volunteer fire department in Pennsylvania have filed suit claiming they were improperly classified as partially-exempt 7k firefighters and denied overtime after they worked 40 hours per week. Dennis A. Szweda, Janelle Schmeck, David Ciabattoni, Reed A. Apostol and Donald Hirsch filed suit against the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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