San Jose Firefighters, Paramedics Struggle With Staffing Issues

Paramedics within the San Jose Fire Department say they are often working straight through, multiple days in a row, because there aren’t enough of them. Fire Station 26 on Tully Road is considered among the busiest in the nation. But the staffing level isn’t limited to San Jose. Statewide, fire departments are struggling to fill […]

Bans On Outside Police Chief Candidates Raise Civil Rights Concerns, Officials Say

Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts criticized local bans on hiring outsiders as police chiefs, while the top federal law enforcement official in the state said that the restrictions may violate civil rights law. U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said that requiring police chiefs to be hired from within their departments is “problematic” and “ridiculous.” Such rules […]

70 FDNY Firefighters To Be Fired By End Of Week Over Vaccine Status: Union

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Seventy New York City firefighters will be fired if they don’t hurry up and get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the week. The city has finally denied the firefighters’ requests for medical and religious exemptions, which had been pending since last November. Andrew Ansbro, the president of the Uniformed […]