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Posted: Dec 21, 2015

Big settlement for Indiana paramedic fired for having diabetes

A diabetic Indiana woman who lost her job as a fire department paramedic has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit with the township for $725,000, marking what is likely the largest amount awarded in the state under the Americans with Disabilities Act for someone with diabetes. Kristine Rednour, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12, brought legal action against the Wayne Township Fire Department after she was fired in 2011 because of "medical events" caused by her illness, according to her complaint filed in the U.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Indianapolis Star
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Posted: Dec 21, 2015

Reputed Chicago mob crew member not hot on firefighter career

Reputed Cicero street crew member Paul Carparelli wants a federal judge to give him a break when he is sentenced Monday for extorting money from debtors because he once served as a suburban firefighter. Federal prosecutors, though, say Carparelli isn’t exactly firefighter-of-the-year material, according to a transcript of a secretly recorded conversation.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: chicago sun-times
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Posted: Dec 18, 2015

Maine firefighters rescue man from vehicle dangling over 60-foot gorge

VIDEO - Rangeley Fire Cheif Tim Pellerin said his team and many surrounding communities used extensive rope training techniques for a three-hour operation to rescue a driver teetering on a rock ledge. Pellerin said a commercial truck veered off Route 4 at Small Falls, hit a guardrail and went airborne, landing on a rock ledge some 40 feet off the roadway.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCSH-TV NBC 6 Portland
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Posted: Dec 18, 2015

Wife of fallen Chicago firefighter sues building owner, alleging OSHA violations

The family of Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the owner of the building where Capuano suffered fatal injuries during a fall down an unprotected elevator shaft. Julie Capuano, the firefighter's wife, filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Anilroshi, the company that owns the two-story brick warehouse at 9213 S.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: chicago tribune
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Posted: Dec 18, 2015

Maryland Firefighters Charged With Assaulting Rival Crew at House Fire

Two volunteer firefighters have been charged with assault after two other firefighters, women from another station, say the men tried to force them out of a home as they battled a blaze in Lanham, Maryland. Christopher Kelly and Jeff Miller of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department both have been charged with assault and obstruction in the reported turf war, according to charging documents.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nbc washington
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