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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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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