Announcements

National Sound the Alarm Event. Campaign Overview: STA Campaign service delivery window is April 8 – May 8 (may get extended a week) Red Cross will provide an agreed upon quantity of 10-yr smoke alarms for installation Role of the Partnering Fire Department Agree to provide installations & education in their jurisdiction to high-risk residences …

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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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News

Fire Rescue Articles

Terminated Utah Firefighter Seeks Reinstatement

A Utah firefighter who was terminated earlier this year from the South Davis Metro Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department violated his due process rights and targeted him due to his age. Gary Schvaneveldt filed suit in US District Court for the District of Utah naming the department and Fire Chief Dane Stone.

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San Francisco Assistant Chief Alleges Harassment and Retaliation

An assistant chief with the San Francisco Fire Department has filed suit claiming she has been targeted by ranking officers because of her gender, because of her Asian-American ancestry, because she is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, for reporting misconduct within the department, and for her outspoken support of other victims of discrimination.

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Denver Settles With Female Victim of Peeping Lieutenant for $100k

The city of Denver has approved a $100,000 settlement with a female firefighter who was the victim of a digital peeping-Tom case perpetrated by a lieutenant at her station. Daniel Flesner was found guilty of criminal invasion of privacy and attempt to commit tampering with physical evidence last October.

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OKC Settles Discrimination Suit for $175k

A lawsuit filed last year by an Oklahoma City firefighter has been settled for $175,000. Nicholas Martin claimed he had been harassed by his colleagues at Station 9 on numerous occasions during his short tenure on the department.

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