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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Delray Beach Fire Rescue is hosting the 52nd Annual Saint Patrick’s Parade on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Trucks and personnel are needed to line the route. Check out the flyer for more info.

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Annual Award Ceremony Firefighter of the Year Award: • Firefighter Yvonne Feijoo Hallandale Fire Rescue • Firefighter Gregory Mulford Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Fire Officer of the Year: • Captain William Duesler Tamarac Fire Rescue President Awards: • Lieutenant Frank Nobile North Lauderdale Fire Rescue • Lieutenant Humberto Fernandez Hollywood Fire Rescue FCABC President Recognition …

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2019 Executive Fire Officer of the Year – Percy Sayles, Tamarac Fire Rescue This award honors Tamarac Fire Officer Chief Percy Sayles who has made significant and valuable contributions to the Executive Fire Officers Section and who demonstrates ongoing leadership and commitment to the fire service, as an example to his professional and his department …

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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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