Columbus, Firefighters Union At Odds Over Light Duty

COLUMBUS, OH &#8211 Plans to fix a policy that allows Columbus firefighters to sit behind a desk and earn full pay while recovering from an injury — sometimes for years — have stalled because union and city officials cannot reach an agreement. They’ve been meeting since February to close a hole in the policy that […]

Firefighters Get Residency Exemption

UTICA, NY &#8211 City firefighters no longer are required to live in Oneida County. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would allow city firefighters to live in the surrounding counties, an exemption that several other cities throughout the state have received. Under state law, firefighters employed by cities with fewer than 1 […]