El Paso Firefighters Among Lowest Paid In Texas, Trying To Avoid Pay Cut

EL PASO, TX – Early voting starts Monday for the May 9 election and El Paso firefighters are trying to avoid a pay cut. The El Paso Fire Union, Local 51 and the city could not negotiate a contract when it came to health insurance and raises. With the cities offer, firefighters say they’ll be […]

Report: Water Supply Among Ohio Firefighter Death Factors

TOLEDO, OH – A federal agency’s draft report on a suspected arson fire that killed two Ohio firefighters last year said that an inadequate water supply was among several factors that contributed to their deaths. The report also noted shortcomings in risk assessment, resource deployment and absence of a sprinkler system in the deadly Toledo […]

Hartford Fire Takes ‘Necessary Steps’ To Address OSHA Citations

HARTFORD, CT – Hartford Fire Chief Carlos Huertas said his department is in the process of fixing work safety violations, Friday, after meeting with Officials from Connecticut’s Divisional Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday. In March, the department received five “serious” citations after a Connecticut OSHA investigation into the death of firefighter Kevin Bell. […]