Announcements

During a virtual ceremony this morning, many members of various fire rescue agencies in Broward were honored for their service to the region. These awards showcased the amazing work and dedication that the men and women in our county perform each and every day. FIRST THERE FIRST CARE AWARDS Dave Foster Paramedic of the Year: …

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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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The 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 year, winners are selected by a committee appointed …

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News

Fire Rescue Articles

Cobb County Prevails in First Amendment and Whistleblower Suit

A Georgia firefighter who was disciplined after contacting a county commissioner to voice concerns about apparatus being place out of service, has lost a lawsuit contesting the discipline on First Amendment and whistleblower grounds. Cobb County firefighter Scott Millspaugh filed suit last year claiming his “demotion” from Firefighter III to Firefighter II was retaliation

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Fired Business Manager Sues Ohio Fire Department

A former business manager for an Ohio fire department, has filed suit claiming she was terminated on account of her gender and retaliated against for consulting an attorney. Deborah Roche filed suit today against the Munson Fire Department, Inc. in US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Nevada Ketamine Suit Removed to Federal Court

A Nevada man who suffered respiratory arrest after medics administered ketamine to him in 2020, is suing the fire department, two medics and two police officers involved in the incident. Marc Galli filed suit last September against the city of Henderson, the medics and the police officers. The suit was removed to US District Court yesterday.

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Lieutenant Seeks Disability Accommodation for Promotional Exam Due to Medical Leave

A Rhode Island fire lieutenant who was on extended sick leave when the department announced a promotional examination for captain, has filed suit against the fire department and his own union claiming their refusal to provide an accommodation to him violates the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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