Fire Chief » Arson http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:22:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Former Calif. battalion chief sentenced for theft, arson http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/11/former-calif-battalion-chief-sentenced-theft-arson/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/11/former-calif-battalion-chief-sentenced-theft-arson/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:52:47 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2105
Marcel Melanson, 38, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for selling city-owned radio equipment and starting a fire to conceal the theft.
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Mich. firefighters vote ‘no confidence’ in fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/09/mich-firefighters-vote-confidence-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/09/mich-firefighters-vote-confidence-fire-chief/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2059
The votes comes after failing to win a new SAFER grant, brownouts, increasing response times and inaccurate arson reporting.
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Mich. fire chief warns arsonists, asks for public’s help http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/06/mich-fire-chief-warns-arsonists-asks-publics-help/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/06/mich-fire-chief-warns-arsonists-asks-publics-help/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:31:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2040
Fire Chief David Cox wants arsonists to know they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for burning down homes and buildings.
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Former Minn. fire chief: ‘I’m not a pyromaniac’ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/25/former-minn-fire-chief-im-pyromaniac/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/25/former-minn-fire-chief-im-pyromaniac/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:41:55 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1482
Former Fire Chief Ryan Scharber, who pleaded guilty to setting 9 forest fires, says stress from his son's illness was what motivated him to start the fires.
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Former battalion chief admits setting fire in Calif. station http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/16/former-battalion-chief-admits-setting-fire-calif-station/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:51:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1356
Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a fire to cover up the theft.
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Former Minn. fire chief sentenced to 5 years for arson http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-minn-fire-chief-sentenced-5-years-arson/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-minn-fire-chief-sentenced-5-years-arson/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:16:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1317
Former Fire Chief Ryan Scharber received the minimum sentence; he admitted to setting nine forest fires and has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac.
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Fire chief: Detroit apartment blaze was arson http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/10/fire-chief-detroit-apartment-blaze-arson/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/10/fire-chief-detroit-apartment-blaze-arson/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:49:25 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=621
Some type of accelerant was found amid the rubble; at least four people were hospitalized and several others were injured.
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