Houston Fire Dept. Departures Mount To Record Levels As Years Of Strife Take Toll

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houstonians paid to train and equip firefighter Adam Lopez, but just four years after starting with the Houston Fire Department, he left. Lopez is now a firefighter in Sugar Land, taking fewer calls but making more money and far removed from the politics of a department most recently used to turmoil. […]

IA City Switches From Traditional FFs For Public Safety Officers

The 5-2 vote to reorganize Cedar Falls Fire Rescue came during a nearly four-hour special meeting to discuss fully implementing a public safety officer program that cross trains police and firefighters. CEDAR FALLS, IA—Pushing back against opponents of its public safety officer model, the City Council on Thursday approved a department reorganization that will eliminate […]