Marin Firefighter News

Local news from Marin Professional Firefighters

Public Pension 'Reformers' Use Workers as Scapegoats

Using teachers, police officers, firefighters, and garbage truck drivers as scapegoats for budget shortfalls, the so-called “reformers” who want to overhaul public employees’ pensions are playing a game in which "If you feel like you’re losing, you change the rules."

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Huntington Beach Fire Captain Honored for Heroic Off-Duty Rescue

Capt. Darrin Witt, a member of Huntington Beach Firefighters Local 3354 receives a bravery medal for rescuing a victim from a fire while he was off-duty.

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Orange City Firefighters Protect Minimum Staffing Requirement

Orange City firefighters have reached agreement on a new contract that preserves minimum staffing requirements designed to protect citizen and firefighter safety.

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Divided San Bernardino Council Imposes Contracts

 On a divided vote, the San Bernardino City Council imposed contracts on unions representing firefighters and police officers. The city is pursuing bankruptcy protection, in part by forcing its employees to pay the freight for a history of mismanagement.

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City of San Jose Plays Politics with Department Response Times

 Robert Sapien, president of San Jose Firefighters Local 230 explains how politics in San Jose are driving up crime rates and firefighter emergency response times.

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