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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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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

Officials confirm California fire chief committed suicide in city car on duty

Rigo Landeros, Fillmore's fire chief, assistant city manager and acting public works director, committed suicide this month while on duty in his city car, officials confirmed this week. Landeros, 51, shot himself in the head in his fire chief's car on a rural section of Goodenough Road on Jan. 7, Ventura County sheriff's, coroner's and Fillmore officials said in response to inquiries from The Star.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ventura County Star
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

Graham Lectures on True Risk Management at Safety Symposium

As the Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s (FDSOA) apparatus symposium concluded, its annual safety forum opened with an overlap presentation by Gordon Graham, a long-time champion of public safety responders. For more than three hours, Graham educated and entertained firefighters from all over the country with a simple, yet profound message focused on risk management and how firefighters can better protect themselves.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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