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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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Suit Alleges Long Island Fire Department Engaged in Disability Discrimination

A “Fire House Attendant” with the Setauket Fire Department on Long Island, New York, has filed suit alleging he was terminated in violation of state and federal disability laws. Ryan Kilmar filed suit today in US District Court for the Eastern District of New York naming the fire company, District Manager David Sterne and Dispatch Supervisor Janine Leute as defendants.

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Arkansas Captain Resigns Following Arrest

An Arkansas fire captain who was charged with assaulting an Asian man outside a casino, has resigned. Benjamin Snodgrass turned in his resignation to the Bentonville Fire Department on March 23, 2021.

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Long Beach Settles Suit Over Firefighter’s Punch for $250K

The City of Long Beach, California has agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a man who was punched by a firefighter following the shooting death of a fire captain. The incident that precipitated the punch was an explosion, fire and shooting at the Covenant Manor Senior Housing Project, a high rise building in Long Beach

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Missouri Firefighter Sues Over Age and Weight Discrimination

A Missouri firefighter who was terminated in 2019 for conduct unbecoming, has filed suit contending he was targeted due to his age and a discriminatory fitness policy that targeted his weight. Anthony Bailey filed suit against the Warrenton Fire Protection District earlier this month.

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