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  1. Resident Urges NY City to Fight FFs UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | FireHouse.com

    Oct. 17--WATERTOWN, NY-- City resident Donald S. Rickett on Monday night urged City Council members to stick to their guns in the city's three-year contract dispute with the firefighters' union. The 82-year-old Weldon Drive resident told council members that he's a member of "the silent majority" who sides with the city.

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  2. NY Community's Legal Bills Hit $477k Over Firefighters' Contract BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 7 | FireHouse.com

    Oct. 07--WATERTOWN -- The cost of the city's legal bills has reached at least $477,000 while there seems to be no end in sight in the contract dispute with the firefighters' union. Daniel Daugherty, president of the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191, wouldn't be surprised if the lawyer's fees have already exceeded $500,000, since they only include bills until Aug. 1. The city did not provide bills for all of August and September and the first week of October since the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King has not submitted them yet to the city, Mr. Daugherty said.

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  3. NY Gov. Favors Cancer Coverage Bill for FFsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | FireHouse.com

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City following a meeting with President Donald Trump on Jan. 18, 2017. Oct. 6--WATERTOWN, NY-- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he is "favorably disposed" to a bill that would provide medical coverage for volunteer firefighters who develop cancer from the job.

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  4. Storm Disrupts Power, Keeps NY Firefighters BusyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Aug. 23--A severe thunderstorm downed power lines and trees Tuesday afternoon, and left more than 1,200 Jefferson County residents without power over the course of the day. The city of Watertown was hit hardest, Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management Director Joseph D. Plummer said.

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  5. Fire Captains' Case May Go to NY's Highest CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    The city of Watertown, NY, is taking steps to take an arbitration case against the city's firefighters' union to the state's highest court. July 24--WATERTOWN, NY-- The city is taking steps to take an arbitration case against the city's firefighters' union to the state's highest court.

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  6. NY County's Opioid Epidemic Gets DeadlierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    July 3--WATERTOWN, NY-- City Fire Battalion Chief James R. Holland tracks every call to an overdose meticulously, from the subjects' ages and symptoms, to how hard it was to revive them -- and his department has responded to 244 of those calls in the last 18 months alone. The good news is his department has a 100 percent survival rate for everyone it's attempted to revive.

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  7. NY Passes Cancer Bill for Volunteer FirefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    June 21--ALBANY, NY-- The state Legislature has passed a bill that would provide medical coverage for volunteer firefighters diagnosed with various forms of cancer linked to their duties. Sponsored by State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, D-Forestburgh, the bill is being sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's desk after three years of resistance from the Assembly.

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  8. NY Department Will Send Out Heavy Rescue LessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    June 18--WATERTOWN, NY-- Two firefighters assigned to the city's fire department heavy rescue vehicle are sent out several times a day on all kinds of calls, from helping out senior citizens injured in falls to victims suffering from heart attacks or involved in serious motor vehicle crashes. City Manager Sharon A. Addison has agreed to a new directive that would mean the apparatus will be used on far fewer calls, Fire Chief Dale C. Herman confirmed Saturday.

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  9. Former Deputy Chief Advising NY City in FF DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Former Fort Drum deputy fire chief Stephen P. Jellie is working with city officials in Watertown to help resolve a three-year dispute with the firefighters union. May 12--WATERTOWN, NY-- An unpaid consultant met behind closed doors for three hours on Thursday morning with members of the city's negotiating team to discuss issues involving the fire department.

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  10. NY Town's Legal Bills Jump $50K in FF DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Watertown's legal bills in its ongoing dispute with the firefighters union have jumped another $50,000, putting the total at over $365,000. May 8--WATERTOWN, NY-- In two short months, the city's legal bills jumped another $50,000 in its contract dispute with the firefighters' union.

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  11. NY Fire Dept. Elects First Female, Youngest, ChiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Earlier this month, Ms. Rose, who has been a volunteer firefighter for the Potsdam Fire Department since 2003, was elected to serve as the department's first female chief by the members of the department.

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  12. NY Student FF Who Helped Trapped Angler Was Barred from Basketball GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    A Thousand Islands Central School District student was barred from suiting up for his basketball team's playoff after he missed the team bus while helping a stranded angler as part of his work with the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department. However, the district's superintendent said the team bus rules were a long-standing policy, and the issue could have been easily averted with better communication.

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  13. NY Student FF Who Helped Trapped Angler Was Barred from Basketball GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    A Thousand Islands Central School District student was barred from suiting up for his basketball team's playoff after he missed the team bus while helping a stranded angler as part of his work with the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department. However, the district's superintendent said the team bus rules were a long-standing policy, and the issue could have been easily averted with better communication.

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  14. NY Dive Team Suspended Over Gear, Training ConcernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Members of the department narrowly decided to suspend the dive team after Chief Aaron Johnson put forth a motion for the suspension, Colton Volunteer Fire Department member Christopher W. Shea said. During a Colton Fire District meeting last month, Mr. Shea, a member of the dive team, advocated for the creation of a water rescue team, functioning rescue boat and appropriate rescue gear, calling the town of Colton a "water wonderland."

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