Fire Chief » Labor Issues http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:25:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Fire chief apologizes for ink cartridge tiff, won’t quit http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/21/fire-chief-apologizes-for-ink-cartridge-tiff-wont-quit/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/21/fire-chief-apologizes-for-ink-cartridge-tiff-wont-quit/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:12:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/21/fire-chief-apologizes-for-ink-cartridge-tiff-wont-quit/
Fire Chief David Stone said he decided to stay on after being encouraged by other firefighters and town residents
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Memo: Dallas plans safety fixes in wake of firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:34:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/memo-dallas-plans-safety-fixes-in-wake-of-firefighters-death/
Officials want the department to boost safety procedures, command training and technology in the aftermath of a firefighter Stanley Wilson's death
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Mayor: Fire chief not axed for writing anti-gay book http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/mayor-fire-chief-not-axed-for-writing-anti-gay-book/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/mayor-fire-chief-not-axed-for-writing-anti-gay-book/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:35:02 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/mayor-fire-chief-not-axed-for-writing-anti-gay-book/
Mayor Kasim Reed said he fired Chief Kelvin Cochran because he did not get clearance to write to book
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Maine fire chief resigns when board won’t reimburse $34 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/14/maine-fire-chief-resigns-when-board-wont-reimburse-34/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/14/maine-fire-chief-resigns-when-board-wont-reimburse-34/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:08:31 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/14/maine-fire-chief-resigns-when-board-wont-reimburse-34/
David Stone said selectmen's refusal last week to reimburse him $34 for ink cartridges was the final straw
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SC firefighter cleared of crime sues for job back http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/10/sc-firefighter-cleared-of-crime-sues-for-job-back/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/10/sc-firefighter-cleared-of-crime-sues-for-job-back/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:07:26 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/10/sc-firefighter-cleared-of-crime-sues-for-job-back/
The suit claims he was promised rehiring if he resigned; charges that he stole a USB drive with racy photos were dropped
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N.C. firefighters to undergo background checks http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/n-c-firefighters-to-undergo-background-checks/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/n-c-firefighters-to-undergo-background-checks/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:34:24 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/n-c-firefighters-to-undergo-background-checks/
All firefighters, old and new, will undergo criminal background checks and random drug tests starting this month
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Ky. fire chief asks to withdraw resignation from board http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/ky-fire-chief-asks-to-withdraw-resignation-from-board/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/ky-fire-chief-asks-to-withdraw-resignation-from-board/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:46:10 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/05/ky-fire-chief-asks-to-withdraw-resignation-from-board/
Chief Julius Hatfield is currently on paid leave while he is under investigation for abuse of public trust and insurance fraud
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DA: Calif. fire chief, mayor didn’t violate fine policy http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/da-calif-fire-chief-mayor-didnt-violate-fine-policy/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/da-calif-fire-chief-mayor-didnt-violate-fine-policy/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:43:37 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/da-calif-fire-chief-mayor-didnt-violate-fine-policy/
The firefighters' union questioned the chief's authority to reduce certain fines and the mayor's participation in affairs involving a campaign contributor
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Court tosses firefighters’ suit over gay parade order http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/30/court-tosses-firefighters-suit-over-gay-parade-order/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/30/court-tosses-firefighters-suit-over-gay-parade-order/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:20:58 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/30/court-tosses-firefighters-suit-over-gay-parade-order/
They said the men appeared as public servants who were relatively anonymous and called it a legitimate work assignment
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S.F. ambulance response times still below goal http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/28/s-f-ambulance-response-times-still-below-goal/
In November 90 percent of ambulances arrived within 12.7 minutes of dispatch; the goal is 10 minutes
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