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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Denver firetruck gets stuck in sinkhole at water main break

Residents of a quiet neighborhood woke up to a strange sight Sunday morning after the back end of a Denver Fire Department truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole. It happened just after 6 a.m. at the corner of Zuni and Louisiana when a fire crew was headed to the scene of a reported water main break. Between the 12-inch water main break and the sunken truck, nearby residents found themselves scrambling to make sense of the scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Staffing cuts made at New Hampshire fire stations as city, union struggle to reach contract agreement

As the firefighters’ union and the Queen City try to reach a contract, cuts have been made across the board at Manchester fire stations. In order to avoid layoffs and shutting down stations, Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan made the call to cut back from 46 firefighters per shift down to 37. Goonan said he had to cut some crews from four members down to three.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMUR-TV ABC 9 Manchester
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Woman sentenced 74 years for arson, murder of two Missouri firefighters

The woman who ignited gallons of flammable liquids in her nail salon looking to get an insurance check but ended up killing two Kansas City firefighters was sentenced Friday to 74 years in prison. The stiff sentence for Thu Hong Nguyen was punishment for causing what Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor Dan Nelson called “pain that is real, is ragged and is ongoing” for the families and friends of firefighters John V.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Kansas City Star
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

California firefighters: Battalion chief secretly photographed, videotaped union members

A La Verne Fire battalion chief secretly took more than 250 videos, 1,500 photographers and kept a 235-page file of notes, some of which included conversations union members had with their wives, the La Verne Firefighters Association alleges in a new claim filed against the city last week. The association, engaged in a legal battle with the city the last 10 months, alleges Battalion Chief Michael Thompson began his surveillance of union members in the summer of 2017 with the intent to gather evidence for disciplinary action against them.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Bulletin
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Burglary Reported At Randle Fire Department Substation

An unknown suspect broke into a Randle Fire Department substation within the last month, damaging a door, its frame and a fire department truck parked outside. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, damage was estimated at around $250. Although a door was broken and someone may have gained entry, Fire District 14 Chief Jeff Jaques said there didn’t appear to be anything missing in the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Chronicle
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