Monterey Fire Chief Retires In Wake Of No Confidence Vote By Firefighter’s Union

Monterey Fire Chief Gaudenz Panholzer is retiring from the leadership position he’s held since 2013, the city announced this morning, Monday, Dec. 11. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Monterey Firefighters Association Local 3707 shared publicly that 87 percent of its members had voted “no confidence” in Panholzer’s leadership. City Manager Hans Uslar accepted Panholzer’s […]

New Staffing Surplus Could Bring Relief For Overworked Firefighters, LBFD Says

Long Beach Fire Department officials say that — at long last — their ranks are fully staffed, something that could bring relief to employees who have complained of fatigue, mental health issues and unsafe working conditions because of firefighter and paramedic shortages. In a memo published by the city last week, Long Beach Fire Department Chief […]

West Orange Will Retrain Cops After Training Fiasco In South Jersey

The West Orange Police Department will be retraining all of its officers as a precautionary measure in the wake of reports about a controversial police training seminar that took place in South Jersey, authorities said Tuesday. Last week, the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller released a scathing report that took a deep dive into a […]