Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires

Firefighters from the Los Angeles city fire department had just returned to their station after responding to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. when they saw smoke filling the sky. Roughly 12 hours after responding to one horrific incident, they were on their way to another. That afternoon […]

After Four Years, Feds End Oversight Of Austin Fire Department’s Hiring

AUSTIN, TX — The U.S Department of Justice has ended its oversight of Austin Fire Department’s hiring processes after allowing a legal settlement regarding racial discrimination to expire. Federal officials could have continued their oversight of the Fire Department’s hiring of new firefighters for four years, according to a memo sent from interim Fire Chief […]