Tag Archives: Cleveland Fire Department

Prosecutors Decline to Charge Cleveland Fire Chief

Cleveland.com is reporting that Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo will not face criminal charges stemming from his collecting of signatures for Mayor Frank Jackson’s re-election campaign. Prosecutors were looking into whether Chief Calvillo violated a city charter provision involving political activities.

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Termination of Cleveland Sub Scammer Upheld

The Cleveland firefighter who was at the center of a shift-trading scandal in 2013, has lost his race discrimination suit in US District Court. Calvin Robinson was fired in 2014 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor offense of Complicity to Solicit or Receive Improper Compensation.

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Cleveland Firefighter Accuses FD of Reverse Discrimination

A Cleveland firefighter who claims he was forced to resign after his complaints about a hostile work environment were mishandled, has filed suit claiming the department leadership discriminated against him because he is white. Samuel Livingston claims he was threatened and assaulted while on duty by a colleague who is described in the complaint as “non-Caucasian”.

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Cleveland Subbing Scandal Firefighter Claims Race Discrimination

The firefighter at the center of a subbing scandal in Cleveland several years ago, has filed suit claiming his termination in 2014 constituted race discrimination. Calvin Robinson was charged in 2013 with felony theft in office and misdemeanor receiving improper compensation for paying other firefighters to work his shift.

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35 Cleveland Firefighters Disciplined Over Secondary Employment Violations

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.”

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Facebook Again – This Time It’s Cleveland

A Facebook post that prompted over 60,000 responses including comments from Hillary Clinton and other elected officials, prompted a post from Cleveland firefighter that is now the center of an investigation. On July 3, Humans of New York posted a photo of a weeping child saying, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

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Cleveland Firefighter Acquitted of Filing False Accident Report

A Cleveland firefighter who was charged with submitting a false report following an apparatus accident has been found not guilty by a jury. Last June, firefighter Richard Nickerson, 42, was driving Cleveland’s Ladder 36 when it drove into a light tower in a parking lot. Nickerson and his officer, Capt. Ronald Vargo, 50, allegedly submitted reports stating Ladder 36 was cut-off by a white car.

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Surveillance Video Fuels Criminal Charges Against Two Cleveland Firefighters

A surveillance video has been released showing the crash of a Cleveland ladder truck in a parking lot last June. Two firefighters, the driver and the officer, have been charged criminally with submitting false reports about how the accident occurred. Fire Captain Ron Vargo and Firefighter Richard Nickerson blamed the crash on a vehicle that cut them off...

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Cleveland Firefighter Terminated In Subbing Scandal

The Cleveland firefighter at the center of a major substitution scandal that involved dozens of firefighters, has been terminated. Calvin Robinson, a 23 year veteran, was terminated yesterday. Last month he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to ...

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Discipline Meted Out in Cleveland Urinal Case

I am not sure how we missed this infamous YCMTSU headline last month but discipline was finally meted out in the Cleveland urinal case from last summer. The incident occurred on August 16, 2013, two days after Cleveland Fire Chief ...

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