Thirty-five Cleveland firefighters are being disciplined for working in violation of the department’s secondary employment policy.
The discipline follows an investigation prompted by a local TV Station, WOIO-TV Channel 19, that proclaimed “some Cleveland firefighters [were] violating the policy on part-time work, putting themselves and citizens at risk.”
The firefighters were working for a company, AeroMag 2000, an international firm that provides de-icing services to commercial aircraft. The firefighters reportedly either failed to secure permission to work a second job, or exceeded the department’s policy by working in excess of 20 hours per week.
According to news reports, administrative charges have been filed and disciplinary hearings for the firefighters have been scheduled.