Fire Chief » Legislation http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:17:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Grand jury issues scathing report against Calif. fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/02/grand-jury-issues-scathing-report-calif-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/02/grand-jury-issues-scathing-report-calif-fire-chief/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:44:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2348
They criticized the district for using an unauthorized bank account to conduct business and said the chief is not managing district personnel in accordance with state law.
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Judge: N.Y. city can cut firefighters, equipment http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/30/judge-n-y-city-can-cut-firefighters-equipment/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/30/judge-n-y-city-can-cut-firefighters-equipment/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:53:36 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2315
Fire union said they knew seeking an injunction to stop the city from making the cuts was a long shot.
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Will outsourced firefighting work? http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/will-outsourced-firefighting-work/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/will-outsourced-firefighting-work/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:22:35 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2248
The financial pressures weighing on municipalities will make outsourced fire service more appealing; we need to be in front of the issue.
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Pa. fire recruits who use drugs, alcohol sometimes hired http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/pa-fire-recruits-use-drugs-alcohol-sometimes-hired/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/pa-fire-recruits-use-drugs-alcohol-sometimes-hired/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:41:59 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2166
"If you've managed to stay out of trouble for two years, as long as it relates to drug and alcohol, I say, 'OK,' Fire Chief Darryl Jones said.
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Ala. mayor accuses fire department of inflating call numbers http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/ala-mayor-accuses-fire-department-inflating-call-numbers/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/ala-mayor-accuses-fire-department-inflating-call-numbers/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:35:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2163
Fire department leaders say they are in a no-win situation and that the mayor is bent on closing the station.
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Supreme Court: Fire truck stop does not affect DWI verdict http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/supreme-court-fire-truck-stop-affect-dwi-verdict/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/16/supreme-court-fire-truck-stop-affect-dwi-verdict/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:33:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2161
The woman claimed being stopped by a firefighter in a fire truck violated her rights.
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The Command Post Podcast: Are firefighters overpaid?; how to stay involved with elected officials http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/13/command-post-podcast-firefighters-overpaid-stay-involved-elected-officials/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/13/command-post-podcast-firefighters-overpaid-stay-involved-elected-officials/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:00:47 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2138 Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also talk about the preliminary report that claims the deaths of two Boston firefighters was accidental ]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/13/command-post-podcast-firefighters-overpaid-stay-involved-elected-officials/feed/ 0 Lawmaker asks Ill. Gov. to honor military firefighting certifictions http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/09/lawmaker-asks-ill-gov-honor-military-firefighting-certifictions/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/09/lawmaker-asks-ill-gov-honor-military-firefighting-certifictions/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:56:37 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2056
Thirty-eight other states accept firefighting certificates, allowing them to skip most of the fire academy.
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N.C. bill could land fire chiefs in jail over industrial secrets http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/03/n-c-bill-land-fire-chiefs-jail-industrial-secrets/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/03/n-c-bill-land-fire-chiefs-jail-industrial-secrets/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:22:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2010
The governor is expected to sign the bill making it a misdemeanor if fire chiefs disclose chemicals used in oil and gas mining.
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Former firefighter charges city with deliberately delaying fire station build http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/19/former-firefighter-charges-city-deliberately-delaying-fire-station-build/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/19/former-firefighter-charges-city-deliberately-delaying-fire-station-build/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 20:36:06 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1790
Despite a 2008 voter-approved bond, ground has never been broken for the new fire station.
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