News Exposes Volunteer Fire Bugs...
CBS news anchor Dan Rather took on the troubling phenomenon of volunteer
fire fighters starting fires when Wednesday night’s 60 Minutes II
delivered a telling expose on volunteers and arson.
Urges New Governors to Support Safe Staffing...
– IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger wasted no time after the
2002 elections in telling the nation’s governors how important safe and
adequate fire fighter staffing is
on the Front Line: Staying Prepared...The IAFF's latest on-line
learning module, "Fitness on the Front Line: Staying Prepared,"
helps fire fighters explore choices that affect their health and job
performance every day.
President Bitner, City Settle Suit...Springdale, AR Local 3007
President Dean Bitner has settled his legal battle with the City of
Springdale. Faced with a strong likelihood of losing on appeal, city
attorneys offered to settle last month’s jury verdict in Bitner's
federal lawsuit against the city.
Fires Local President....Oct. 30, 2002 -
President George Bush has removed Prince George’s County, MD Local 1619
President Thomas McEachin from his Medal of Valor Commission, the group
that decides which fire fighters and other public safety officers are
recognized for actions above and beyond the call of duty.
Singles Out Staffing as Cause of Houston Death...The 40-year-old
Jahnke, an HFD captain, died while fighting a fifth floor, high-rise
apartment fire. Among their findings, NIOSH investigators concluded that,
to minimize the risk of the similar occurrences, all fire departments
should “ensure that adequate numbers of staff are available to
immediately respond to emergency incidents.”
Burn Foundation Holiday Calendar and Cards...Oct.
3, 2002 - Order your 2003 IAFF Burn Foundation calendar and newly designed
Christmas cards today. Your purchase will contribute to burn research and
programs supporting burn survivors.
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Unveils Election 2002 Web Site - Election
2002 web site to provide members with information about the IAFF's
endorsed federal candidates and efforts to elect a pro-fire fighter
Congress. It also contains the latest on IAFF members running for office
at all levels of government across the country.