Obama Toilet Paper Stunt Leads to Termination

The Pompano Beach, Florida firefighter who caused a stir in October by installing Barack Obama toilet paper in his fire station, has been terminated.

Firefighter Clint Pierce, who has been described as an outspoken Republican, and who has been disciplined in the past for his political commentary in the workplace, was terminated last week. Pierce was a 20 year veteran.

In November, 2011 Pierce allegedly posted an anti-Obama bumper sticker in the workplace. Earlier this year he was investigated for drinking from a coffee mug that depicted Obama as a clown. The final straw was the Obama toilet paper that occurred just 3 weeks before the election.

The Examiner.com is reporting that Pierce was terminated for “extreme insubordination”.

More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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