F.I.R.E.’s Report on Hiring, Retention, and Upward Mobility

The following report chronicles the St. Louis Fire Department from the 1970′s until present from the point of view of hiring, retention (discipline), and upward mobility (promotion).   FIREs Report on Hiring Retention & Upward Mobility (White)

Ecumenical Leadership Council welcomes Dr. Dorsey

Ecumenical Leadership Council welcomes Dr. Dorsey Hattie Jackson, Dr. Myrtle Dorsey and Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten Community College Board Trustee Hattie Jackson, the new Chancellor of the St. Louis Commuity College Dr. Myrtle Dorsey and Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten enjoying the reception hosted by the Ecumenical Leadership Council. Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:05 am

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Racism puts public safety at risk

Racism puts public safety at risk Jamala Rogers Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 1:08 am, Thu Jun 16, 2011. Racism puts public safety at risk By Jamala Rogers St. Louis American | 0 comments Recently, Deputy Fire Chief Charles Coyle received a jury ruling that the St. Louis Fire Department had in

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Demote Jenkerson

Demote Jenkerson Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 am Demote Jenkerson 0 comments I read The St. Louis American the last two weeks about Chief Charles Coyle. The city has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars because they discriminated against him. The discrimination was proven in court. When chief George was being ousted, they demoted him.

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F.I.R.E. fights unfair hiring practices

F.I.R.E. fights unfair hiring practices Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:20 am | Updated: 1:22 pm, Tue May 31, 2011. F.I.R.E. fights unfair hiring practices By Abram L. Pruitt Jr., F.I.R.E. president St. Louis American | 0 comments On Friday May 27, 2011 a jury deliberated for about five hours and found the City guilty of

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F.I.R.E. still fighting

F.I.R.E. still fighting Photo by UPI/Bill Greenblatt New promotions at St. Louis Fire Depatment James Green and Kevin Fondren were promoted to captains in the St. Louis Fire Department earlier this month. However, a report by the Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality shows that since 2007 African Americans have made up 22 percent of the

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Jury decides Deputy Chief Coyle was discriminated against

Jury decides Deputy Chief Coyle was discriminated against Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 am Jury decides Deputy Chief Coyle was discriminated against By Rebecca S. Rivas St. Louis American | 0 comments After more than three years of waiting for his day in court, Deputy Fire Chief Charles Coyle said waiting five hours while the

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Choose Your Own Leaders: Article by Abram L. Pruitt Jr. President F.I.R.E.

Choose Your Own Leaders “Someone had to bring us to the beach.” That is one of my favorite sayings. It means that when Europeans came to Africa to enslave our ancestors it had to be one of our own to bring us out into the open or, “the beach,” for capture. Can you imagine the

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F.I.R.E. fights unfair hiring practices: St.Louis American

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:20 am | Updated: 1:22 pm, Tue May 31, 2011. By Abram L. Pruitt Jr., F.I.R.E. president | 0 comments On Friday May 27, 2011 a jury deliberated for about five hours and found the City guilty of discrimination against Deputy Fire Chief Charles Coyle. Chief Coyle, Fire Marshal for

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Rift in St. Louis Fire Department Over Pension Negotiations

Brian Kelly March 4, 2011 3:08 PM ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-As negotiations continue with the city over pension and budget issues, a rift is forming among St. Louis firefighters. The Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality, which represents most of the department’s African-American firefighters, says IFF Local 73 officials are not including them and their concerns in

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