San Bernardino, Fire Union Resolve $40 Million In Claims

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – An agreement between the city and its firefighter union that ends more than $40 million worth of disputes is now final, with approval from both sides. The City Council voted 6-0 Monday to approve the settlement, one week after approving a tentative version of the plan in closed session. “Reaching equitable […]

Firefighter Suspended For Facebook Post Denouncing Narcan

WEYMOUTH, MA – A Weymouth firefighter has been suspended for 90 days without pay for a Facebook post that denounced the use of the overdose-reversing drug Narcan. The Facebook post—which has since been deleted but was captured by multiple Twitter and Facebook users—described Narcan as “the worst drug ever created.” It also called users of […]

Firefighter’s Death Spurs Retirements, Hiking Overtime Costs

CINCINNATI, OH – The on-duty death of firefighter Daryl Gordon has spurred more than double the expected number of firefighters to resign in recent months. Gordon died while trying to save lives amid a Madisonville fire on March 26.The retirements are hiking the Cincinnati Fire Department’s already over-budget overtime costs, said Fire Chief Richard Braun […]