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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Connecticut Deputy Fire Chief Suspended 15 Days Without Pay

Deputy Fire Chief James McLoughlin has been suspended for 15 days without pay by fire officials who said he endangered firefighters under his command at a fire in April. McLoughlin was suspended Friday after an investigation found that he disobeyed orders and failed to exercise due care in providing for the safety of personnel under his charge at a fire, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Texas firefighters pay out of pocket to keep department going

Jimmy Ellis said he spent at least $3,500 out of his pocket last year to keep the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department, noting that fighting fires in the county is one of his passions. Ellis, fire chief for the department, said without the firefighters infusing their own money, everything from maintenance to bunker gear suffers.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Odessa American
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Texas firefighters pay out of pocket to keep department going

Jimmy Ellis said he spent at least $3,500 out of his pocket last year to keep the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department, noting that fighting fires in the county is one of his passions. Ellis, fire chief for the department, said without the firefighters infusing their own money, everything from maintenance to bunker gear suffers.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Odessa American
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Connecticut Deputy Fire Chief Suspended 15 Days Without Pay

Deputy Fire Chief James McLoughlin has been suspended for 15 days without pay by fire officials who said he endangered firefighters under his command at a fire in April. McLoughlin was suspended Friday after an investigation found that he disobeyed orders and failed to exercise due care in providing for the safety of personnel under his charge at a fire, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Ohio firefighter tells others of cancer, their risk

Mark Rine no longer runs into burning buildings or performs emergency medical procedures. Instead, the Columbus firefighter spends his days standing in front of other firefighters and warning them about a danger he knew nothing about until Sept. 11, 2012. That was the day a doctor told him he had melanoma.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: columbus dispatch
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