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Facebook firing update: Volunteer firefighter joins career battalion chief in suing Howard County, MD.
Former Maryland volunteer firefighter Mark Grutzmacher was dismissed along with career battalion chief Kevin Buker over Facebook posts related to gun control.Read More »
UPDATE 2 – Never mind Earlier: Messing with the gold standard. LAFD shuts down news website & social media claiming HIPAA concerns.
Veteran PIO was not allowed to release some basic information about injuries and evacuations at this morning's double fatal fire in Echo Park.Read More »
FDNY probie’s Facebook posts about training extends probationary period 5 years. Some think he should have been fired for repeat offense.
Ex-rapper probie also barred from his graduation ceremony for violating social media policy.Read More »
Gun control comments are part of lawsuit.Read More »
Alcohol & marijuana found during autopsies of 3 firefighters killed in West, TX explosion. Newspaper under attack for reporting that information & detailed descriptions about bodies.
Mayor of West says even though the three shouldn't have responded to the fire, they are still heroes. Newspaper explains its decision as some call for a boycott.Read More »
Video: Citizen who lost son praises EMS response but blasts DC firefighters. Tells hearing they are ‘terrorists’ trying to make Chief Ellerbe look bad.
Alvin Bethea's testimony actually shows some progress made by the department after an ugly chapter that was opened 18-years-ago.Read More »
Controversy in Dallas, TX over helmet-cam video. Press wants to talk with firefighter. Chief not happy.
News reports say it is not clear if Dallas Fire-Rescue has a camera policy.Read More »
UPDATED – News report: While apologizing to council for giving wrong info on reserve fleet, DC fire chief & dep. mayor again gave wrong info about reserve fleet.
At the same time DC Chief Ellerbe & Deputy Mayor Quander told council there were 4 fully stocked reserve ambulances ready to go, look what Ambulance 16 found.Read More »
DC update: Chief & dep. mayor on hot seat. Ellerbe apologizes. 58 of 111 ambulances not operational. Firefighters union says fleet status is due to chief’s negligence.
Deputy Mayor Quander says agency has gone from a "fire department that sometimes handles medical calls", to a "mobile medical hospital agency that occasionally handles fires."Read More »