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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

West Virginia mayor, firefighters union announce settlement regarding holiday pay

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin took steps Monday to correct the way firefighters in the city have been paid for holidays since 2012. A $1.7 million-dollar agreement has been reached between the City of Charleston and the firefighters union. Mayor Goodwin was joined by Myron Boggess of Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 to announce the agreement that addresses back-payment discrepancies.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Fire department in New York seeks help

Fort Drum’s fire department puts out a call for help. Over the past 3 years, 5 of its fire trucks have failed inspection and haven’t been replaced. With a fleet of aging apparatus, the firefighters’ union tells us it needs Washington to come to the rescue. To fight fires, you need the right tools. On Fort Drum, those tools are becoming scarce.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

California city looks to neutral judge in firefighter contract dispute

A city dispute with its firefighters’ union over wage increases may need third-party intervention to resolve. After stalling on contract negotiations in October, negotiators have invoked a provision known as “binding arbitration” for the first time in city history, according to the city’s human resources director.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Asbestos forces Virginia fire station to close during remediation

Hampton has a fire station with no firefighters and no fire trucks. The city had to close one of its stations for the time being after workers found asbestos. Fire Station 7 on Fox Hill Road was built in 1967. Last week, renovators were replacing some flooring and found what they thought was asbestos.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

No Ladders Needed: World’s Tallest Firefighter In Tennessee

VIDEO: Representatives with the Guinness Book of World Records recently visited Tullahoma, Tennessee and brought a measuring stick with them. Tullahoma firefighter Brandon Berridge could break a world record. Berridge stands 7-feet tall, which could make him the tallest firefighter in the world. “He goes by ‘Shorty.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MyHighPlains.com
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