Seattle FD Investigating Tattoo Posting On Facebook

Some are calling a Facebook photo of a Seattle Fire Department employee conduct unbecoming of a firefighter. The Seattle Fire Department is looking into the Facebook picture, appearing to show a lieutenant on the station house floor, exposing his lower back and upper buttocks tagged with paint. The tags read, “Ladder 10,” “E 25” (for […]

Philadelphia Social Media Rules Rile Firefighters

PHILADELPHIA, PA &#8211 The Nutter Administration is clamping down on the use of Twitter and other social media outlets by city firefighters. The union says the mayor just can’t take tweets of criticism. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers on Wednesday issued a three-page set of social media guidelines for his department. Included is an explicit prohibition […]

Union’s Lawsuit: Closing Illinois Prisons Is Dangerous

Inmates at the high-security Tamms prison “have a history of assaulting staff, preying on other inmates” and should not be shipped to other Illinois correctional facilities ill-prepared to handle them, a lawsuit filed Thursday claims in seeking a halt to Gov. Pat Quinn’s prison closures. On the same day the correctional workers’ union filed the […]

Scandal Prompts Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Suspension

OLD FORGE, PA &#8211 Stickers on the back of police cars bearing the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s seal of approval are in the process of being removed, borough administrator MaryLynn Bartoletti said, because the borough police department’s accreditation has been suspended. Joseph Blackburn, accreditation project coordinator with the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, said […]