Gary, Indiana house fire with no hydrant: This was early this morning in the 5100 block of Washington. Water supply was reported to be an issue.
Video deposition of Chief Dennis Rubin in lawsuit over the dismissal of the DC Fire & EMS Department lawyer: A whistle blower protection group releases excerpts from the October deposition of Chief Rubin. The city is being sued by the department’s former general counsel, Theresa Cusick, who claims Rubin got rid of her after she told him about a cover-up involving an assistant chief. The chief says she needed to be gone after an expletive filled tirade about his command staff. Click here for our coverage. We have also added the complaint from Theresa Cusick’s lawsuit.
And now you know the rest of the story: Firefighter Close Calls has more on the Tennessee close call video where a man was almost run over a tanker. Apparently there was someone assisting the driver in backing up and the man who was hit has trouble hearing. Here’s the latest.
Lots of coverage of Worcester anniversary: Click here for various news stories on yesterday’s 10th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage fire that killed six firefighters. Here’s the story from Firehouse.com.
Chief who was reprimanded for racial slurs has to take back reprimand of union president: You may recall the story last March of South Milwaukee Chief Jay Behling who ended up with 90-days off the job. The chief ended up later issuing his own reprimand against a lieutenant who is the union president who pushed the investigation of the racial slurs and wanted Behling fired. That discipline has been reversed. Read the details.
10 more firefighters who were not part of lawsuit to be promoted in New Haven: Ending some uncertainty, these additional promotions came from the 2003 lists. Read more.
Former firefighter and art thief pleads guilty to assault during police impersonation: You may recall the story of former Waterford, Connecticut volunteer firefighter Charles McDougal. It was learned McDougal was also an art thief on probation when he was arrested for pulling a woman over with his blue light in January and hitting here. He has now entered a guilty plea on the assault charge. Here are the details.
House siren battle: A new firehouse. A new and larger house siren. Not a good mix in one New York neighborhood. Firegeezer has it covered.