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Posted: Nov 17, 2015

2 New Jersey volunteer firefighters face council charges

Town Council voted Monday night to bring charges against two of its four remaining suspended volunteer firefighters. The unspecified charges will be handled by a hearing officer, who will decide the firefighters' fates in the company, officials said. Town Solicitor Brian Howell, who along with Town Business Administrator Jerry Barberio has investigated allegations against six firefighters, did not name the two who will face a hearing.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: press of atlantic city
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Posted: Nov 16, 2015

Arizona city to loan battalion chief to neighboring district as part of pilot program

The city of Flagstaff is looking to try something new when it comes to training its firefighters for leadership positions. Flagstaff Fire Chief Mark Gaillard will propose a two-year pilot program with Summit Fire District at Tuesday’s Flagstaff City Council meeting. The program would involve the city making one of the Fire Department’s battalion chiefs an acting deputy chief and assigning that person to Summit Fire for day-to-day operations.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
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Posted: Nov 16, 2015

Unprecedented Face Transplant Surgery Gives Former Firefighter Hope for a Better Life

Being a volunteer firefighter meant everything to Pat Hardison, but when an accident during a rescue mission left his face severely burned, he thought he would never be the same again. “It was terrible,” Hardison, 41, told “Nightline." “I mean, I left home one day a normal dad, leaving to go to work, just a blonde-haired, blue-eyed-- that had everything going, I thought, and just like that everything changed drastically.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: abc news
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Posted: Nov 16, 2015

Defense for man convicted in fire that killed 3 Pittsburgh firefighters opposes new judge in retrial

Attorneys representing a man accused of setting a fire in 1995 that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters called prosecutors' attempt to get a new judge “pure gamesmanship” in a motion filed Friday. Gregory Brown, 38, is awaiting a retrial based on evidence that prosecutors didn't share with jurors and the defense that a federal agent and a prosecutor promised two key witnesses cash rewards in exchange for their testimony.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Posted: Nov 16, 2015

Timber corporation battles small California fire protection district’s new parcel tax

Mendocino Redwood Co. is challenging a tiny fire protection district’s new parcel tax, calling it unlawful. It’s one of two fronts on which the timber corporation is wrangling with the 44-square-mile Albion-Little River Fire Protection District, which has about 3,000 residents along the Mendocino County coast.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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