Menu

WFC News

Posted: Aug 19, 2015

New Orleans mayor offers firefighters $42 million settlement plan funded by new tax

In a settlement offer likely to be seen as a provocation by New Orleans firefighters, Mayor Mitch Landrieu proposed Tuesday (Aug. 18) a $42.25 million plan that would resolve years of litigation and impose a painful overhaul of the firefighters' pension system. The plan is contingent on the approval a property tax increase by voters in a March 2016 election.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Orleans Times-Picayune
Read more
Posted: Aug 19, 2015

When a Washington fire chief called for help, and no one was left

As the flames drew closer, the fire chief called and called for help. But three other major wildfires were burning in Stevens County, Wash., and no one was left to respond. Whipped by 40- to 50-mph winds, the new blaze on the Spokane Reservation sent up a column of smoke as it churned north toward a rural community of about 2,000 people east of the Columbia River.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times
Read more
Posted: Aug 18, 2015

Maryland judge agrees BWI Airport firing involved discrimination

An administrative law judge's conclusion that the termination of an African-American deputy fire chief at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport involved racial discrimination was correct, according to a ruling issued Monday. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Glenn L. Klavans agreed with the November ruling that found Gregory Lawrence "had been terminated for an illegal reason, in violation of the prohibition against racial discrimination.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: capital gazette
Read more
Posted: Aug 18, 2015

Part II - New Hampshire town, fire organization revamp procedures after chief stole $270K

Something as simple as the town finance administrator having a copy of a contract may have prevented the town's former fire chief from misappropriating more than $270,000 that should have gone into town coffers. Richard Fowler was sentenced July 1 in Strafford Superior Court to New Hampshire State Prison for 3 to 6 years and ordered to pay restitution for the amount he used personally, which is believed to be more than $216,100.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seacost online
Read more
Posted: Aug 18, 2015

FDNY firefighters: Cops ‘gave no warning’ to firefighter shot by gang leader

Fuming firefighters say an FDNY lieutenant almost died because he wasn’t told by law-enforcement officials that the home he was racing into housed an armed Bloods gang leader suspected in two murders. The firefighter, James Hayes, was shot twice by suspect Garland Tyree in the smoky Staten Island home Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
Read more
RSS
First12651266126712681270127212731274Last

Theme picker

Search News Articles