A Kentucky fire chief is under scrutiny after video surfaced of him using the n-word at the scene of a recent traffic accident, the New York Daily News reports. Southeast Bullitt, Ky., Fire Chief Julius Hatfield, whose department is being audited by the state over allegations of financial mismanagement, can be heard using the n-word […]

Even though history has not been kind to the memory of African American firemen, their contribution to firefighting is a significant one.

Gainesville’s fire department yesterday denied a permit for a public Quran burning being organized by the city’s Dove World Outreach Center, a self-described “New Testament, Charismatic, Non-Denominational Church,” according to the Gainesville Sun (via theOrlando Sentinel).