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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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Minnesota Firefighter Facing Child Porn Charges

A Minnesota firefighter who also worked for local school districts is facing child pornography charges. William Pinckney, 34, is accused of possessing hundreds of files containing child pornography depicting children between the ages of 4 and 12.

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Massachusetts Chief Prevails in First Amendment Photo Case

A lawsuit brought by a Massachusetts firefighter unhappy with the fire chief for requiring his photo to be taken, has been dismissed. Thomas Swartz, a now-retired firefighter-paramedic with the Borne Fire Department, claims Fire Chief Norman Sylvester ordered him to pose for a photo, and suspended him without pay when he refused.

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Dallas Fire Sued Over Death of Intoxicated Man in Police Custody

Two firefighters from Dallas Fire Rescue have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died while in police custody. Juan Segovia died on June 30, 2019 after being found unresponsive and transported by Dallas Police to the City Detention Center, referred to in the complaint as the “drunk tank.”

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California Captain Facing Firearms Challenges

A captain with the Sacramento Metro Fire Department is fighting allegations related to both state and federal firearms charges. Captain Derik Oakes remains on the job despite a raid on his home in 2019 that resulted in the seizure of several weapons the media refers to as “assault weapons,” but firearms enthusiasts know as AR-15s and AK-47s.

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