Fire Chief » Policy http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:12:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 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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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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Ambulance firm says Vegas Fire cherry-picks calls http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/14/ambulance-firm-says-vegas-fire-cherry-picks-calls/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/14/ambulance-firm-says-vegas-fire-cherry-picks-calls/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 19:55:04 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1735
The fire department is accused of picking calls from areas with higher incomes, more insurance coverage and a greater likelihood of payment.
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Former firefighter charged for not returning gear http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-firefighter-charged-returning-gear/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-firefighter-charged-returning-gear/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1320
The fire chief contacted the fire marshal's office after the firefighter failed to return $4,000 worth of equipment when he left.
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How to rid fire service of rivalry with a name change http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/rid-fire-service-rivalry-name-change/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/rid-fire-service-rivalry-name-change/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:13:25 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1314
Changing the name of volunteer firefighters would better reflect the fire service mission and reduce rivalry.
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Campaign photo could cost 6 firefighters their jobs http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/campaign-photo-cost-6-firefighters-jobs/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/campaign-photo-cost-6-firefighters-jobs/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:12:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1262
The firefighters got in trouble for posing in a campaign photo with a city council candidate.
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Fire chief to testify before Senate on Quebec train disaster http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/fire-chief-testify-senate-quebec-train-disaster/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/09/fire-chief-testify-senate-quebec-train-disaster/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:02:53 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1254
Chief Tim Pellerin will testify on behalf of a bill that would appropriate funds to train firefighters to handle large-scale petroleum fires in trains and other transports.
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Lawsuits: 3 questions to ask when insurance carriers do not have your back http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lawsuits-3-questions-ask-insurance-carriers-back/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lawsuits-3-questions-ask-insurance-carriers-back/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:59:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1188
Here's how and why to protect your department when the insurance company's interest conflict with the fire department's.
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D.C. fire chief: Not helping dying man was unacceptable http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/04/d-c-fire-chief-helping-dying-man-unacceptable/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/04/d-c-fire-chief-helping-dying-man-unacceptable/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1161
Family members expressed outrage over the department's handling of the issue, including holding a close-door review of the officer on duty.
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Chicago among many Ill. cities in pension straits http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/02/chicago-among-many-ill-cities-pension-straits/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/02/chicago-among-many-ill-cities-pension-straits/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:08:05 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1126
Chicago has the worst-funded public pension system of any major U.S. city.
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