2016 National Fire Data System Survey - Deadline January 20, 2017
NFPA was recently awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to develop a national fire data system (NFDS) that meets the priority needs of the U.S. fire service for quality local and national data for both operational and community risk reduction decision making. NFPA’s focus is on helping local agencies in the collection, management and utilization of their data to make decisions where they count most—right in your community.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fire Protection Association
Maine firefighter who spoke out against former fire chief put on paid leave
One day after a fire chief resigns, amid controversy in his department, one of the firefighters is now on paid leave.
Mark Blaquiere is under investigation by the town of Oxford. He declined to discuss the subject of that investigation. But he says he was handed a packet by Interim Town Manager Rebecca Lippencott, which he thinks has the reason why he’s been put on leave.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGME-TV 13 Portland
Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board ends run on the bank, stops $154M in withdrawals
The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System's Board of Trustees suspended lump-sum withdrawals from the pension fund Thursday, staving off a possible restraining order and stopping $154 million in withdrawal requests.
The system was set to pay out the weekly requests Friday. Pension officials said allowing the withdrawals would leave them without the liquid reserves required to sustain the $2.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News