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Controversy Continues in Monarch Fire Protection District

No end in sight with the ongoing battles between the Monarch Fire Protection District Board and its employees. The latest controversy surrounds the elimination of the Public Education officer position.

12/05/2013

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Monarch Firefighters Again Feud With Fire Board

The board cited budget concerns in firing its PEO but then voted to acquire $5 million insurance policies for board members.

12/04/2013

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East St. Louis Firefighters Delay Layoffs

The new layoff date is now October 15. Mayor Alvin Parks says that while he is hopeful the layoffs might be eliminated altogether, obligations, such as back-pay, must be met.

10/01/2013

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19 Firefighters to Lose Jobs in E. St. Louis

Fire Chief Jason Blackman says they are victims of grant money, about to run out.

09/05/2013

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Laid-Off Firefighters To Work Through Fourth

Laid-off firefighters in the village of Washington Park say they’ll work as volunteers through the 4th of July when fireworks generally cause about 10 fires.

07/04/2013

St. Louis firefighter Bruce Stalmech clears the snow from the apron at Engine House 29 in St. Louis on February 21, 2013. A morning ice storm and then several inches of snow have slowed or closed roads, businesses and schools. ( UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Bill Lets First Responders Engage in Politics

The measure would prohibit local governments from restricting the political activities of first responders while they’re off-duty and out of uniform.

06/03/2013

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East St. Louis To Lay Off 22 Firefighters

The layoffs will happen because a three-year, $3.3 million federal grant runs out at the end of March.

03/15/2013

Kelly Kennon of the Union Fire Department connects to the face of Julie Reynolds of the St. Louis Police Department in the first round of the Guns and Hoses Boxing Showdown in St. Louis on November 21, 2012. The annual event in its 26th year, benefit the familys of police, firefighters and EMS personel that have been killed in the line of duty.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Firefighters Win Gun ‘N Hoses Charity Tournament

The St. Louis Firefighters ended up smoking the competition.

11/22/2012

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UPDATE: City Aldermen Pass Firefighter Pension Cuts

Current firefighters already threatening legal action if passed.

07/13/2012

New Jersey firefighter (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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