Announcements

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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Davie, Fla., – Davie Fire Rescue Chief Julie Downey recently received the 2019 Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Career Fire Chief of the Year award. Chief Downey was presented with the award at the SE Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference on Thursday, July 18, 2019, In Tennessee.

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Fire Rescue Articles

Everett Firefighter Sues Alleging Race Discrimination

An Everett, Washington firefighter has filed suit alleging race discrimination and retaliation. Jason O. Anderson filed suit last week in US District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging one court of race discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and one count of retaliation.

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Happy New Year – Good Riddance to 2020 and Welcome 2021!!!

As 2020 FINALLY comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the top headlines from Fire Law Blog for the past year. First, let’s look at the most popular stories based upon readers’ interest. Here are Facebook’s Top 10:

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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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Sexual Harassment Suit Filed Against Orlando and Former Fire Chief

An assistant chief with the Orlando Fire Department has filed suit accusing a former fire chief of sexual harassment, and the city with failing to address it. Assistant Chief Dawn R. Sumter filed suit yesterday in US District Court for the Middle District of Florida naming the City of Orlando and former Fire Chief Roderick Williams as defendants.

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