Announcements

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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News

Fire Rescue Articles

California Criminalizes Phototaking By Emergency Responders

The State of California has become the latest state to enact a law making it a criminal offense for a first responder to take certain photos at emergency scenes. Introduced in the California Legislature under the title of “Invasion of privacy: first responders”, the legislation was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 28, 2020.

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Las Vegas Revenge Porn Suit Settled for $280k

The City Council of Las Vegas voted today to approve the settlement of a lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who was at the center of a controversy surrounding a sexually explicit video. The firefighter, identified as Jane Doe, claims a former boyfriend who was a firefighter in Henderson, improperly shared an intimate video of her after their relationship ended.

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Cal Fire Cannot Withdraw Discipline To Enhance Penalty Once Discipline is Final

The California Court of Appeals has ruled that Cal Fire is prohibited from giving firefighters a more serious penalty for a disciplinary infraction after an initial punishment has been administered, and the period for an appeal has run. That much is relatively straight forward. As for how the Court of Appeals reached that decision...

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FDNY Settles Reality TV Star Sexual Harassment Suit for $350k

Reality TV star Angelina Pivarnick has agreed to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against FDNY and the New York City for a reported $350,000. Pivarnick, who starred on the TV show Jersey Shore, joined FDNY in 2016 as an EMT. She claims ...

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