Announcements

During a virtual ceremony this morning, many members of various fire rescue agencies in Broward were honored for their service to the region. These awards showcased the amazing work and dedication that the men and women in our county perform each and every day. FIRST THERE FIRST CARE AWARDS Dave Foster Paramedic of the Year: …

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The FFCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Fire Chief Percy Sayles of Tamarac Fire Rescue as the Southeast Regional Director. Chief Percy is a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to his contribution. Chief Sayles has been with the Tamarac Fire Rescue for 15 years and the fire …

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Safety, Health & Survival Section has announced its 2020 awards winners. The section awards recognize both organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to health and safety within their own organizations and the fire service as a whole. Every year, winners are selected by a committee appointed …

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May 3, 2020 at CS Fire Academy from 8:00 am – 4:00 pmhttps://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/departments/fire-rescue-department/fire-explorers

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Funeral Procession for Donald Todd, III will be Plantation Units Only. All other Fire and Police apparatus must please meet the procession at the church. Thank you for your understanding. Procession will be under way at 2:30 p.m. sharp.  Memorial Service Location: Community Christian Church 10001 W. Commercial Blvd Tamarac, FL 33351 ****All uniformed personnel …

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News

Fire Rescue Articles

Washington Firefighter Sues Claiming Military Discrimination

A Washington state firefighter who was repeatedly denied accommodations for his military service has filed suit in federal court claiming a violation of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Brett Martinson filed suit yesterday against Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

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FDNY HR Manager Sues Claiming Discrimination and Retaliation

A civilian manager in FDNY’s human resources division has filed suit claiming he was wrongfully passed over for promotion to Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, and then retaliated against when he filed a complaint with the EEOC. David Ogula filed suit last week in US District Court naming the City of New York, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, and two deputy commissioners.

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Nevada Court Rules Las Vegas Not Liable For Non-Transport of Patient

The Nevada Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and two EMTS alleging negligence for failing to transport a patient to the hospital. The suit was filed by Larry Porchia who claims that on August 26, 2015 2015, he was experiencing stomach pains and “hot flashes.”

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Nova Scotia OHS Division Files Charges Against Fire School Over LODD

Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Division has cited the Nova Scotia Firefighting School with two charges in connection with the death of a firefighter last year. Truro firefighter Skyler Blackie died on March 20, 2019, eleven days after he was injured in an explosion at the Nova Scotia Firefighting School.

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