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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

California city ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in lawsuit by former firefighter

A jury awarded a former Vallejo firefighter more than $2.3 million Friday at the end of a nine-week long trial in a case against the city. Todd Milan, 47, sued the city alleging retaliation in 2013 after his employment was terminated in 2012. The jury took about two days to deliberate before awarding Milan $2,357,089, $400,000 of which for emotional distress, while the rest is for past and future wage lost, said his lawyer Leslie Levy.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Vallejo Times-Herald
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Maine city considers fees for excessive nonemergency calls

Last year, one Bangor resident called for emergency assistance 171 times. Another person called first responders to their home only to ask the firefighter to hand them an out-of-reach TV remote control. In response to a growing number of calls for aid that Bangor’s emergency responders say shouldn’t be necessary, the Fire Department wants the city to start charging fees to people or institutions who frequently call for help when no one needs to be taken to a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bangor daily news
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Update: North Carolina fire chief to have skin-graft surgery on arms

A Hoke County fire chief who was seriously burned while battling a woods fire will undergo a skin graft procedure Tuesday as he continues to recover from his injuries. Michael Scott, chief of the Hillcrest Fire Department, is being treated at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill for burns on his arms and face.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fayetteville Observer
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Boston Fire Department cans former district chief

The Boston Fire Department has canned a former district fire chief convicted last month of skimming $50,000 from taxpayer coffers while he ran the department’s firefighter academy. Edward Scigliano, 46, was fired by Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn on Wednesday, the same day the department held a hearing attended by Scigliano.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston herald
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Posted: Mar 21, 2016

South Carolina firefighter dies after being struck by fire truck

A firefighter is dead after falling off of the back of a fire truck during a house fire in Conway. Chris Ray was part of the Conway Fire Department responding to a house fire on Hickory Circle around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Both Conway and Horry County Fire Departments were fighting the blaze. Ray fell off the back of the truck and was hit as it backed up, South Carolina Highway Patrol says.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIS-TV Columbia Channel 10
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