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  • PAC forms to oppose Texas fire union’s proposed charter amendments after clerk verifies petitions
    A campaign to oppose three proposed City Charter amendments backed by the local firefighters union began Thursday with the forming of a political action committee expected to raise “well north of half a million dollars.” The PAC, called San Antonians for Fiscal Discipline, was set up soon after City Clerk Leticia Vacek told the City Council that the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association had collected enough valid signatures on its petitions to force a charter-amendment election.
    - PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Antonio Express News
  • National Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill Nears Final Passage
    It's not just the fire that presents a danger. For firefighters, it's common to be exposed to a range of harmful toxins while extinguishing flames. Some of those toxins have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer. A bill, which has passed the Senate and is in the House of Representatives, calls for the creation of a national firefighter cancer registry.
    - PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Poughkeepsie Journal.
  • Former Arizona fire chief sentenced, ordered to pay restitution to fire district
    Former Show Low Fire District Chief Ben Owens will pay $124,656 in restitution to the SLFD after pleading guilty to three felonies in connection with his daughter-in-law Natalie Bingham. Bingham stole about $1.8 million when she was district administrative manager, an amount likely to be the largest embezzlement from a special taxing district in Arizona history.
    - PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
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