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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Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 03:15 pmThe 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 …

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Last updated on December 16th, 2021 at 08:24 pmDecember 2, 2021 at 9:00 amSignature Grand6900 W State Rd. 84Davie, FL 33317 HOLIDAY MEETING FLYER 2021

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 06:54 pmNational 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 …

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San Diego Sues AFFF Manufacturers Over Groundwater Contamination

The City of San Diego has filed suit against twenty-four chemical companies responsible for manufacturing, distributing, supplying, and/or selling aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). The city is seeking to recoup the costs of remediating the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its municipal water and natural resources.

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Pittsburgh Reaches Agreement With Union on Residency

The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Firefighters IAFF Local 1 have reached a compromise on ending a residency requirement for firefighters. The residency requirement was incorporated into the city charter in 2013 for firefighters and police officers.

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Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Cancer Presumption for Firefighters

The Supreme Court of Idaho has upheld the constitutionality of the state’s cancer presumption law for firefighters, in a challenge brought by a city contesting a firefighter’s right to workers’ comp benefits for leukemia. Captain Richard Nelson served as a firefighter in Pocatello

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Jamaica Firefighter Suspended Over Protest

A Jamaica firefighter who held a one-man protest over a change in shifts has been suspended. Sergeant Leo Bennett held the protest yesterday, claiming that most of the firefighters in Jamaica prefer to continue working the 24-hour shifts they have been working since COVID began.

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