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Posted: Feb 1, 2016

5 co-workers die in Michigan house fire

Five restaurant co-workers, most believed to be in their 20s, died in a house fire Sunday morning in a Novi subdivision. The fire’s cause is still unclear, police said. Police and fire personnel were alerted about 9:30 a.m. and arrived to find smoke filtering up from the basement of the home in the 23000 block of Mystic Forest Drive, said Novi Public Safety Chief David Molloy.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: detroit free press
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Posted: Feb 1, 2016

Major overhaul to police, fire pension plan hits Arizona Senate

A proposal that would institute a major overhaul of the state's badly underfunded pension plan for public safety workers will be introduced in the Arizona Senate on Monday. The overhaul is the result of months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions as well as cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

New York City has paid this firefighter $125K to do absolutely nothing

A city firefighter has been paid since 2013 for doing absolutely nothing, The Post has learned. Arnaldo Rodriguez, 40, has been sitting at home for 2¹/2 years — raking in about $125,000 in salary plus benefits — as the FDNY apparently tries to make up its mind about what to do with him. “It’s crazy.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

City of New Orleans makes first payment to firefighters

Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city has made its first required $15 million payment to the Firefighters Union, a few days before it was due. The city said it wired the money as part of the $75 million settlement with the union that was reached last October. In April 2016, the City will go to the voters for a 2.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV New Orleans Channel 4
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

DC Fire Lieutenant Can't Retire Without Review After Choking Death of Child

The D.C. fire lieutenant set to retire with benefits after a 1-year-old boy died from choking on a grape under his watch has been told he cannot retire before he appears before a review panel, a D.C. fire department spokesman said. The lieutenant was charged in July with neglect of duty, incompetence and failure to provide assistance to the public after the little boy died in March.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nbc washington
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