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ContextFlorida: Dishonoring the Fallen

My latest column: “When the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City comes around, my thoughts are…

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Posted in Pensacola

Firefighters say protest is over safety

By Jesse Farthing Local firefighters are picketing outside Pensacola International Airport in protest of a money-saving proposal by the city that will reduce the number…

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Firefighters, City Continue Discussion

Local firefighters and city of Pensacola officials continued discussions today over contract negotiations. An agreement has yet to be reached. “They discussed they’re high-point issues…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

County Fire Marshall transferred (updated)

Escambia County remains “Bubba-ville USA.” WEAR TV 3 reports that last week Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom asked for the voluntary resignation of Stephen Rinaldi,…

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“Why we are firefighters”

This comment was posted elsewhere on the blog. I think it deserves more attention: After the pension workshop I had a few thoughts I felt…

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Firefighters protest Whitfield hiring

This letter is from the Escambia County Professional Firefighters Union to the Escambia County Commission: This letter is in opposition to the recent appointment process…

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City cuts back on fire

In the Winners & Losers of the current issue, we have a quiz that states the City of Pensacola hasn’t had any employee layoffs. Our…

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Bits and pieces

We heard yesterday that the negotiations between new Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and the teachers union have broken off. Union wants a larger pay…

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New Fire salaries boost upper ranks the most

The proposed collective bargaining agreement between the City of Pensacola and the Firefighters Union is online . The new agreement, which will be voted on…

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