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One of four companies closed to save overtime would have responded to fire that killed two men.Read More »
House fire in Jacksonville, FL has neighbor concerned. The former firefighter was shocked to see just two on the rig.
Budget cuts changed staffing at some Jacksonville fire stations.Read More »
Interim fire chief quits & lets everyone have it. Read scathing resignation letter from San Bernardino, CA Chief Paul Drasil.
Chief Drasil did not go quietly into the night.Read More »
Harrison, NJ backdraft puts spotlight on staffing cuts. Union officials explain people without PPE handling hose & on ladder.
Union officials explain how staffing cuts may have impacted fire & explosion.Read More »
A fire department that has nothing but firefighters with a lot of heart, may soon have a lot less. Watch this video from East St. Louis, Illinois.
Firefighters say additional cuts to staffing they may soon mean going from six firefighters and two engines handling a structure fire to three firefighters and one engine.Read More »
‘When seconds count, we’re only minutes away’. TV reporter Charlie LeDuff gives a status update on the Detroit Fire Department.
Mayor Dave Bing's office tells LeDuff they won't talk to him "Because we don't like your show". But the reporter gets the former mayor who is on trial to speak.Read More »
A must read: MI police union says IAFF standing in way of public safety ‘evolution’ by opposing merger of jobs in Bay City. Firefighters see it as cops raiding FD budget raid & a membership drive.
As battle heats up police union rep says IAFF "is martyring their guys over" by opposing plan for a public safety officer model.Read More »
Temporary reprieve for three Baltimore fire companies scheduled to close today. Units will stay open during storm cleanup.
Three companies now scheduled to shut down for good on Thursday.Read More »
UPDATED – On day with 16 fires in 6 hours Detroit's mayor laying off 20% of firefighters. Audio from arson spree. More than a third of investigators to be cut.
Mayor Bing hoping federal grant and attrition will bring back many firefighters.Read More »