Last summer, as the Austin fire union was preparing to represent one of its members at a disciplinary hearing, department officials permitted union president Bob Nicks to review confidential documents in the case under a provision of the city’s labor contract with firefighters.
With a couple of clicks, Nicks secretly downloaded the information onto his personal laptop — but says he disclosed what he’d done a few days later to top department officials.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 2:52:59 PM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
Current and former Dallas police and firefighters asked lawmakers on Tuesday to end their "financial and emotional distress" and protect their retirement benefits.
The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System is due to run out of money in the next decade unless a fix is approved by the Legislature.
"We are being positive, we are hoping that we can work out something that we will all be happy with," said Bill Ingram, a retired firefighter who worked in Dallas for 34 years.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 2:35:53 PM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to a report of a house fire just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in central Lubbock.
Fire crews got the call around 1:50 a.m. of a report of a house on fire near 22nd St. and Avenue U. Lubbock Police and EMS were also called to respond to the scene.
Units arrived to find two male adult victims in the front yard.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 7:26:05 AM - SOURCE: KLBK & KAMC-TV EverythingLubbock.com
Tradition forged a link as past met present during Friday night’s Cleburne Fire Department Awards Banquet.
“Tonight we come to honor our tradition and past and use it to shape our future,” CFD Assistant Chief Scott Lail said.
The department’s 1929 Seagrave engine parked back to back against Station No.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 4:27:44 AM - SOURCE: Cleburne Times-Review
Both firefighters and the city of Lubbock have been working together to make sure that new construction throughout the Hub City is being built up to code. One area they focus on is fire hydrants and their defense against fires in an emergency situations.
“Our firefighters train in each territory, they know where the fire hydrants are,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Bob Bailey.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2017 5:20:07 PM - SOURCE: KLBK & KAMC-TV EverythingLubbock.com