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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Fire Rescue Articles

Missouri Firefighter Accused of Stealing From Union

The former president of Fulton Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2945 has been charged with stealing between $22,000 and $30,000 from the union. Scott Peterson, 47, was charged today with felony stealing.

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Rape Allegations Against French Firefighters Prompts Protests

Allegations of sexual misconduct against twenty French firefighters have sparked nation-wide protests by feminist groups seeking a change to the age of consent law. The case dates back to 2008 when the victim claims she was assaulted over a two-year period when she was between 13 and 15-years old.

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Discipline, Deception and Hard Cases

Today’s burning question: I was disciplined last week because I called in sick to go to my daughter’s hockey game. Her team was in the championship and I could not get anyone to cover my shift. I am being demoted from captain to engineer but we had a captain who got caught lying on-duty and he got virtually no punishment. Why am I being demoted and he get’s a slap on the wrist? Answer: My father has a saying: hard cases make bad law.

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Fire Law VLOG: FLSA Changes by Biden Administration Already Impacting the Fire Service

In this episode of Fire Law VLOG, Curt and Bill Maccarone discuss the changes that the Biden administration has already implemented to the Fair Labor Standards Act that will impact the fire service. They also discuss the changes that may likely be coming.

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