Fire Station #21 will have citywide impact”
Home base for the city's only fireboat, Fire
Station 21 would have brownout days when fewer than 187 frontline fire
fighters were available for duty.
Written by: Joe Narkin
Submitted by: Cleveland, OH Local 93
HONORABLE MENTION: “Every Parent's Nightmare - A School Bus Tragedy”
On a December Saturday, emergency workers from
various departments and numerous counties met at a high school to learn
about the construction and safety components of buses and how to rescue
passengers trapped inside or outside the bus.
Macon County Chronicle
Written by: Misty Gammons
Submitted by: Gallatin, TN Local 4501
"W-B firefighter staffing questioned”
"The less are doing more, but it may not be
enough," said Tom Makar, president of Local 104, commenting on reduced
staffing levels .
Written by: Bill O'Boyle
Submitted by: Wilkes-Barre, PA Local 104
HONORABLE MENTION: “Firefighters must obey speed limit”
A new policy mandates that fire trucks and
other department vehicles must follow the posted speed limit. Fire Chief
Steve Thurlow said that over the past five years, the department has a
60 percent rise in accidents.
Written by: Jason Misner
Submitted by: Burlington, ON Local 1552