Tag: firefighters

Industry, Workforce

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters’ staffing woes

June 22, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration’s steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won’t be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with local fire departments and big box stores in a tight […]

Policy, State & Local

DC’s pension board for teachers and police being investigated by federal authorities

January 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Managers of the $10 billion pension fund for D.C.’s firefighters, police and teachers are under investigation by federal prosecutors. The Washington Post reports that former acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing D. Phillips, subpoenaed the fund’s retirement […]

Health Care, Industry

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a […]


Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies

April 26, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The US mobile industry’s top lobbying group is opposing a proposed California state law that would prohibit throttling of fire departments and other public safety agencies during emergencies. As reported yesterday by StateScoop, wireless industry lobby group CTIA last week […]

State & Local

California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones

July 23, 2015

Via: David Wagner

To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way. Read More