Fire Chief » Legislation & Funding http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:16:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Budget plan to ax firefighter training program http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/27/budget-plan-to-ax-firefighter-training-program/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/27/budget-plan-to-ax-firefighter-training-program/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:27:29 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/27/budget-plan-to-ax-firefighter-training-program/
The cut would affect nine training schools, cutting money for operational costs, instructor's payroll, utility costs and facilities maintenance
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Mich. cities to vote on fire dept. collaboration http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/mich-cities-to-vote-on-fire-dept-collaboration/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/mich-cities-to-vote-on-fire-dept-collaboration/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:03:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/mich-cities-to-vote-on-fire-dept-collaboration/
The departments would not share equipment, manpower or make runs in each other's cities
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Ex-Atlanta fire chief sues city for religious discrimination http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:00:41 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/19/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-sues-city-for-religious-discrimination/
The suit says the city violated Cochran's constitutional rights by firing him because of his beliefs concerning same-sex marriage
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Fire grants, DHS shutdown: Is the sky falling? http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/10/fire-grants-dhs-shutdown-is-the-sky-falling/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/10/fire-grants-dhs-shutdown-is-the-sky-falling/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:24:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/10/fire-grants-dhs-shutdown-is-the-sky-falling/
A government shutdown at the end of the month could spell trouble for those making purchases with fire grants; here's what to look for and what to do
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DC chief demoted in beer case to be reinstated http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/dc-chief-demoted-in-beer-case-to-be-reinstated/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/dc-chief-demoted-in-beer-case-to-be-reinstated/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:07:26 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/dc-chief-demoted-in-beer-case-to-be-reinstated/
Dispute happened in 2011 when a resident appeared at a fire station with beer to thank firefighters for extinguishing house fire
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Fire chief, firefighters quit when town ends EMS service http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/fire-chief-firefighters-quit-when-town-ends-ems-service/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/fire-chief-firefighters-quit-when-town-ends-ems-service/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:25:31 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/27/fire-chief-firefighters-quit-when-town-ends-ems-service/
The board will be looking for a new fire chief soon and they plan to only have 11 responders on staff
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Firefighters get prison time for tipping off drug dealers http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighters-get-prison-time-for-tipping-off-drug-dealers/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighters-get-prison-time-for-tipping-off-drug-dealers/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:08:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighters-get-prison-time-for-tipping-off-drug-dealers/
The men were able to warn the dealers because police regularly gathered at the fire department before serving arrest warrants
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NY law requires firefighter safety residential construction-type signs http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/18/ny-law-requires-firefighter-safety-residential-construction-type-signs/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/18/ny-law-requires-firefighter-safety-residential-construction-type-signs/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:22:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/18/ny-law-requires-firefighter-safety-residential-construction-type-signs/
The reflective signs will indicate the type of roof and floor construction and materials used
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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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