The Alamogordo Daily News reports that a city memorandum indicates that the split approved by the City Commission Tuesday night will produce net savings of nearly $230,000 in the coming fiscal year. Full Story
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Raging fire rips through commercial building in Oak Park, cause unknown
OAK PARK, Mich. - The fire began at about 7 p.m. and left a commercial building in Oak Park devastated Tuesday night. Christopher Huff, the owner of Performance 80 Fitness Studio, watched his business suffer damage from the flames. "I wish something could have been done a little bit better," he said. "Could they have stopped the flames, I don't know, I am not a firefighter. But to watch them not get water on the building for over 30 minutes or something - it is kind of hard to take."
Huff's business is just a few doors down from where the fire broke out. He and gym members had to run out of the building and made it out safe."They couldn't even get the water going," said Huff. "They didn't have the connection for the fire hydrant, they didn't get anything going. They had to bring Beverly Hills in to get everything started."
Department investigating ‘selfie’ taken at Kalamazoo double fatal fire
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating two officers who took a selfie in front of a fatal fire last week.
The photo was posted on one of the individual’s social media. Chief Karianne Thomas tells FOX 17 she instructed the individual to remove the photo and it has been removed.
The fire started Thursday night in the 700 block of Academy in Kalamazoo. Friday, the bodies of two people were found in the debris of the house.
Cedar Falls Firefighter's Local #1366
No matter how many people the Mayor and City Council say we have trained as PSOs, it doesn't matter if they don't show up for a fire or other emergency.
Watch this video and you will better understand what happens in a real situation in Cedar Falls. This is a real event. View Video
WHERE ARE THE PSO’S ?
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – In a video of a fire on Beaver Ridge Trail you can hear the Incident Commander repeatedly requesting PSO’s. The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department has recently started replacing career fire fighters with police officers with minimal fire training. The compressed video shows the complete failure of the PSO concept. View compressed video.
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Cedar Falls council listens to PSO complaints as another firefighter quits.
CEDAR FALLS — Controversy about the Public Safety Officer program spilled into the Cedar Falls City Council meeting Monday.
The discussion came as Jason Campbell — 2018 Firefighter of the Year — resigned, the fifth firefighter to do so in a month. Full Story
Sept. 22--CEDAR FALLS -- Two more Cedar Falls firefighters have resigned, bringing the total to four who have quite the department this month.
James Cook's last day was Sept. 1; Shane Farmer, Capt. Josh Lux and Eric Jansen resigned last week.
Cook and Farmer both cited safety issues for their resignations, directly related to the city's policy of using public safety officers (PSOs) to fight fires Full Story
Two Cedar Falls firefighters resign over public safety officer program
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Jim Cook, left, and Shane Farmer
CEDAR FALLS — For about three years the city of Cedar Falls has begun using dual-trained public safety officers — PSOs — to help fight fires. There has been push back. Now two veteran firefighters have quit the force.
James Cook worked as a full-time firefighter in Cedar Falls for 12 years, but left this month due to safety concerns. He’ll take a $20,000 pay cut to work as a firefighter in the Des Moines metro area. Firefighter Shane Farmer also resigned and reportedly plans to move out of state.
Cook had worked in emergency services since 1986 and for 10 years was president of Cedar Falls Firefighters Association, the union representing firefighters. Sept. 1 was his last day. Cook said he left because he no longer feels the Cedar Falls Fire Department provides the safe service people of Cedar Falls deserve. “The safety I’m referencing is my personal safety by not having enough personnel that we’re able to meet national standards for fire response, and the personal risk above and beyond the risk I normally take as a firefighter,” Cook said Full Story
IL Dept. Commanded by Police Chief Now has Fire Chief
Roseville reverses decision to make Police Chief a Public Safety Director
Port Huron erases public safety department
Jackie Smith, Times Herald Published 3:00 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 4:01 p.m. ET March 27, 2018
Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Blvd.(Photo: File)
Port Huron is formally separating the city’s police and fire departments once overseen by one director of public safety.
Monroe Council shifts public safety spots
Three police spots will be eliminated from the Monroe Police Department yet three positions will be added to the Monroe Fire Department.
Monroe City Council voted to shift the positions during its meeting Monday.
Councilman Charles Evans made a motion at the end of the meeting to allocate three new firefighter positions while removing three from the police force.
Walker to return to separate PD, FD bosses
WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Walker city commissioners on Monday night approved a plan that will return the city to a more traditional public safety management structure.
In a 4-3 vote, the commission OK’d moving forward with an idea to promote the current deputies in the police and fire operations to chiefs of two individual departments. Nothing is set in stone, but the idea is that current Deputy Police Chief Greg Long will become police chief, while current Deputy Chief for Fire Operations Bob Walker will assume the title of fire chief. Full Story
City to Split Public Safety - City of Walterboro
The public safety era for the City of Walterboro will soon be over.
Following a 75-minute executive session during Tuesday night’s regular meeting, Councilman James Broderick moved that council authorize city manager Jeff Molinari to draft a resolution to transition from its current organizational structure of consolidated police and fire services (public safety department) into separate police and fire departments. Full Story
Alamogordo to have separate police, fire functionsALAMOGORDO, N.M.—Alamogordo plans to split its Department of Public Safety into separate fire and police departments.