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Stabbing victim transported in DC fire truck New Year’s Eve. Ambulances & medic units not staffed. Lack of planning & high sick leave use cited.
Chief points to 100 firefighters on sick leave. Union cites lack of upstaffing as in previous years.Read More »
Sandy arrives. Horton leaves. Portsmouth, VA’s emergency manager exits as storm hits. The latest on former fire chief’s ever changing employment status.
He's here. He's gone. He's back. He's gone again.Read More »
Portsmouth, VA fire chief back on job three months after he resigned. City officials refuse to provide an explanation.
What could be so bad that the press, the public and even the Portsmouth City Council don't deserve an answer?Read More »
Sick leave ‘abuse’ suddenly drops by 66-percent in Minneapolis FD. See how one fire chief solved problem only days after consultant’s report made newspaper headlines.
Now that has been solved, City Council members focus on what day of the week gets the most sick leave use.Read More »
Rockledge, FL's only woman firefighter says she's been forced to take maternity leave. Geri Miller wants light duty like those injured off the job.
Will your department's pregnancy policy stand up to public scrutiny?Read More »
Clark County, Nevada battalion chief fired in sick leave probe. Renee Dillingham accused of keeping calendar of planned sick days.
Renee Dillingham, a 24-year veteran was first female battalion chief.Read More »
As expected DC Chief Kenneth Ellerbe makes adjustment to light duty policy impacting pregnant firefighters. Union says it's not enough.
DC fire union wants same pregnancy policy as cops.Read More »
Change in DC pregnancy policy to be announced. Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to hold press conference. Newspaper reports possibility of expand number of days on limited duty.
Department has had a ten-year history of controversy over pregnancy policies.Read More »
Retired Providence, Rhode Island fire chief stripped of payout for unused sick leave. At same time union & city reach deal on avoiding firefighter layoffs.
Union opposed former chief getting $15,000 for unused sick leave.Read More »