Firefighters disciplined for photograph

PINELLAS PARK, FL &#8211 Five Pinellas Park firefighters were reprimanded last month for taking an active part in political activity while on duty. The offense involved a photo that was posted on the political website for Pinellas Park City Council candidate Eddie Kosinski. While two received only written reprimands for the part in the photo, […]

Court affirms ruling requiring city to pay $768,000 in police clerk back pay

SCRANTON, PA &#8211 The Commonwealth Court on Thursday affirmed a state Labor Relations Board ruling from last year that requires Scranton to provide several hundred thousand dollars in back pay for police clerk positions. The amount of back pay owed is $768,276, according to court documents. The Fraternal Order of Police E.B. Jermyn Lodge 2 […]

Police Union, Mayor In Tussle Over Parking Spaces

LORAIN, OH &#8211 Sgt. Mark McCoy emerged from the police station Tuesday to find his unmarked cruiser missing from its parking spot. At first, McCoy thought the cruiser had been stolen, but it turned out it had been moved across the parking lot by order of Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler, who reserved the space for […]

Fire-resistant shirts sat in storage locker for a year in DC Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 Fire-resistant shirts designed to prevent burn injuries when a firefighter’s outer uniform fails were sitting in storage last year when five District firefighters were injured during a two-alarm blaze. The reason the shirts were in storage rather than on firefighters? The clothing didn’t have the correct D.C. Fire and Emergency Services logo, […]

Judge orders $128 million to be paid in NYC firefighter bias case

A U.S. district judge ordered New York City to pay $128 million in to firefighters who allege the city used an entrance exam that deliberately sought to keep African-Americans and Latino Americans off the force. The judge also ordered the FDNY to hire 293 black and Latino applicants. “It has been in the city’s power […]