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Posted: Nov 14, 2018

Ohio city rejects fact finder recommendation on firefighter salary increase

Fairfield City Council rejected a fact finder’s recommendation on proposed wage increases for two years of the firefighter union’s three-year contract. The fact finder suggested the city pay members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 4010 a 2.5 percent increase in 2018 (retroactive to April 1) and 2019.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton Journal-News
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Posted: Nov 14, 2018

Detroit firefighters remember colleague who lived life 'with no fear'

Firefighter Michael Lubig was a man whose colleagues say lived his life with no fear. The 46-year-old, second-generation fireman died late Monday, days after suffering a medical emergency at a west side firehouse and being rushed to Henry Ford Hospital. Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said the cause of death is under investigation, and the incident unfolded during a 24-hour shift Thursday while Lubig was working a detail as an acting sergeant at Squad 4 on the city's west side.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Detroit News
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Posted: Nov 14, 2018

Florida firefighters will face random drug tests under new contract

Hillsborough County firefighters just agreed to a new three-year contract, and part of that deal also calls for new random drug testing. For years, Hillsborough firefighters knew when it was coming. Every six months, there was a round of hundreds of drug tests that a small handful would likely prepare for by laying off drugs or alcohol long enough to pass the test.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV 10 News
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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Obituary: Joseph C. Coleman, Retired Snohomish County Fire Marshal

Joseph C. Coleman got a call from God on November 8, 2018, wanting to know if he would be interested in joining the brotherhood of firefighters in heaven to keep the campfires going and safe. Joe joined the Mountlake Terrace police department in July, 1964 and worked as a volunteer fire fighter until a lateral transfer to the fire department in 1967, where he was Mountlake Terrace's first paid firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 6:25:14 PM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Florida Father Dies After Tampa Fire Rescue Ambulance Breaks Down

When Richard Bateman, a 50-year-old father who traveled the world playing with heavy metal bands, collapsed in his living room on September 5, his wife, Amy Bateman, called 911.  

A Tampa Fire Rescue engine and ambulance arrived within minutes. But when they tried to drive him to the hospital, the ambulance would not start. The crew called for a backup rescue truck.

The second ambulance arrived nearly 40 minutes after the first 911 call.

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