Why Don’t More Firefighters Use Their EAPs?

Does your department have an employee assistance program (EAP)? Do members know how to access it? Do they trust that the program is a valuable resource? These questions were asked as part of FireRescue1’s 2023 survey of firefighters – and answers were a bit disheartening. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they had EAPs available to […]

City, Austin Police Union To Return To Negotiations This Week

AUSTIN, Texas – The City of Austin and the Austin Police Association have set a date to come back to the table and discuss a long-term police contract. City officials and the union president said they’re confident an agreement will address community concerns and navigate the legal challenges, and will be approved by city council. Continue reading […]

Poughkeepsie Losing Police; PBA Says Council Ignoring Risks

POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie police department has 14 vacancies for officers requiring the remaining officers to work extra hours to keep the city safe, according to the PBA.  Union President Kevin Van Wagner says the city’s common council is not taking steps to prevent more officers from leaving.  He also says the council […]