Pennsylvania Takes Steps To Ease Volunteer Firefighter Crisis

As Pennsylvania’s volunteer firefighters dwindle, lawmakers hope to reverse the trend. States nationwide struggle to recruit and retain volunteers, while simultaneously investing time and money into training required to keep up with stringent regulations. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, volunteers account for 96.8 percent of firefighters in Pennsylvania – the third highest percentage in the […]

Chattanooga Settles With 14 Reassigned Police Officers After Allegations Of Untruthfulness

The city of Chattanooga has settled with 14 Chattanooga police officers who were reassigned after allegations of untruthfulness or misrepresentations, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly’s office announced Wednesday. “In the course of raising department standards for officer truthfulness, several process and legal concerns were raised by affected employees asserting that related reassignment and personnel changes were out of compliance […]

Largest US Firefighter Union Announces Legal Action Over ‘Forever Chemicals’ In PPE

Cancer is the number one killer of firefighters, with career-related cancers causing more than 60% of firefighter deaths, according to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), the largest firefighters’ union in the nation. In a news conference Monday, IAFF said the cancers are caused by toxic chemicals called PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” that coat many […]