Fire Chief » Policy & Law http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:12:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Pa. fire chief gets 6 months in prison for stealing $45K http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/03/pa-fire-chief-gets-6-months-in-prison-for-stealing-45k/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/03/pa-fire-chief-gets-6-months-in-prison-for-stealing-45k/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/03/pa-fire-chief-gets-6-months-in-prison-for-stealing-45k/
After serving his prison term, he'll have six months of house arrest and will have to repay the money he stole
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Pa. fire chief pleads guilty to stealing $45K from fire dept. http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/pa-fire-chief-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-45k-from-fire-dept/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/pa-fire-chief-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-45k-from-fire-dept/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:19:17 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/pa-fire-chief-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-45k-from-fire-dept/
Three months ago the chief said he and nothing to hide and investigators could 'bring it on'
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FDNY should halt phone-record subpoena http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/fdny-should-halt-phone-record-subpoena/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/fdny-should-halt-phone-record-subpoena/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:55:21 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/21/fdny-should-halt-phone-record-subpoena/
Ferreting out a whistleblower by subpoenaing phone records does more harm than the whistle blowing
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Cal Fire sues foundation $2.5M for cost of fighting fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:29:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire/ The suit charges that the Hind Foundation's crew caused the 2012 fire by mowing in dry season]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire/feed/ 2 Cal Fire sues foundation $2.5M for cost of fighting fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire-2/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire-2/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:29:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire-2/ The suit charges that the Hind Foundation's crew caused the 2012 fire by mowing in dry season]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/19/cal-fire-sues-foundation-2-5m-for-cost-of-fighting-fire-2/feed/ 0 All the fire service is a stage; act accordingly http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/14/all-the-fire-service-is-a-stage-act-accordingly/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/14/all-the-fire-service-is-a-stage-act-accordingly/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:08:52 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/14/all-the-fire-service-is-a-stage-act-accordingly/
Bad behavior either on or off fire department time will be found out, and it can quickly crush a promising career
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Fed. mining agency to create fire prevention course after miners’ deaths http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/13/fed-mining-agency-to-create-fire-prevention-course-after-miners-deaths/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/13/fed-mining-agency-to-create-fire-prevention-course-after-miners-deaths/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:29:04 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/13/fed-mining-agency-to-create-fire-prevention-course-after-miners-deaths/ The move comes as part of a lawsuit settlement charging the agency was lax in its inspections prior to the 2006 deaths]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/13/fed-mining-agency-to-create-fire-prevention-course-after-miners-deaths/feed/ 0 Emergency pizza driver a good reason to review POV light rules http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/28/emergency-pizza-driver-good-reason-review-pov-light-rules/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/28/emergency-pizza-driver-good-reason-review-pov-light-rules/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 19:45:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1909
As useful as these POV emergency lights are, the potential to do more harm than good is something to never forget.
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D.C. fire: doctor visit now mandatory for sick day http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/23/d-c-fire-doctor-visit-now-mandatory-sick-day/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/23/d-c-fire-doctor-visit-now-mandatory-sick-day/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 14:25:16 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1841
Under the changes, firefighters have to report to the emergency room or the city fire clinic for a health screening in order to qualify for a sick day.
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Austin settles hiring suit, sets aside slots for minorities http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/19/austin-settles-hiring-suit-sets-aside-slots-minorities/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/19/austin-settles-hiring-suit-sets-aside-slots-minorities/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 20:33:50 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1787
They approved a proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over alleged discrimination against African-American and Hispanic firefighter job hopefuls.
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