April 25, 2019

Fire Chief Ben Sharit

Assistant Chief Mark Novak

A Shift Battalion - Chief Jim Antti

B Shift Battalion - Chief Tim Allison

C Shift Battalion -  Chief Rich Nalder

Fire Marshal - Eric Guevin

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Philadelphia Local 22 Hep-C Activist Receives Disability Pension
April 20, 2007 ? Philadelphia, PA Local 22 member Mary Kohler, who contracted Hepatitis-C and subsequently lobbied for a Pennsylvania state law giving Hepatitis-C infected fire fighters and paramedics the right to apply for worker?s compensation, has been awarded a service-connected disability pension.

IAFF Seeks Fair Implementation of Hometown Heroes
April 20, 2007 ? The IAFF, in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and other national groups representing the interests of the fire service, have sent a letter to President George Bush requesting that he examine the Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program to ensure that fallen fire fighters are receiving benefits mandated by the Hometown Heroes Act.

Collective Bargaining Bill Is More Than Halfway to Goal of 218 Cosponsors
April 20, 2007 -- Thanks to the efforts of grassroots IAFF activists, 133 members of the House of Representatives have signed on as cosponsors of HR 980, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act. The number puts the IAFF well on the way to achieve its goal of having 218 cosponsors ? a majority of the House of Representatives ? and virtually ensures passage of the legislation.

Washington State Passes PBDE, Presumptive Cancer Legislation
April 19, 2007 -- The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) is celebrating two important legislative victories for its members. On April 18, the Washington state legislature passed an expanded presumptive cancer bill, which Governor Chris Gregoire is expected to sign. In addition, on April 17, the governor signed legislation banning polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), fireproofing chemicals used in televisions, computers and upholstered furniture, making Washington the first state in the nation to phase out use of PBDE.

Pahrump Valley Times: Pahrump Dems See First '08 Presidential Hopeful
Hailed as the first appearance ever by a Democratic presidential candidate in Pahrump, Nevada, the visit by U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) to the Pahrump Fire Station reflected both the growing population of Pahrump and the growing political importance of Nevada.

IAFF Message to Affiliates Regarding Rudy Giuliani
Hailed as the first appearance ever by a Democratic presidential candidate in Pahrump, Nevada, the visit by U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) to the Pahrump Fire Station reflected both the growing population of Pahrump and the growing political importance of Nevada.

Baltimore Sun: Officers Vote No Faith in Fire Chief
In a unanimous voice vote April 16, about 50 of the Baltimore Fire Department's top brass said they had no confidence in embattled Chief William J. Goodwin Jr.

Virginia Tech Shootings
April 16, 2007 ? ?The thoughts and prayers of our 280,000 members across the United States and Canada go out to the families and friends of those lost in the massacre at Virginia Tech,? says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger.

Baltimore Sun: 3 Face New Fire Sanctions
Three Baltimore fire officers who were suspended after a fatal live-burn training exercise faced new internal sanctions yesterday, which union officials believe could be a prelude to their termination.

Hometown Heroes Fund Slow to Respond
Five months after filing a claim to the U.S. Department of Justice, the family of a Riverside City, CA Local 1067 fire fighter who had a fatal heart attack while battling a blaze is still waiting to receive benefits.

 

 

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