Tag Archives: demotion

Nashville Demotes District Chief For Six Months

A Nashville district chief accused of making disparaging statements to a recruit during a training exercise last summer, has been demoted to captain for six months in part because he was not candid in answering questions during the investigation.

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Iowa Chief Remains in Limbo

The fire chief of Davenport, Iowa, who won the civil service appeal of her firing two weeks ago, remains in limbo as the city mulls its options. Fire Chief Lynn Washburn was fired earlier this year by City Administrator Corri Spiegel.

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Demotion of Salt Lake Fire Marshal Overturned

The Salt Lake City Civil Service Commission has overturned the demotion of Fire Marshal Martha Ellis, finding that the city wrongly demoted her in last year. Chief Ellis was demoted from battalion chief to captain for an "apparent lack of engagement with [her] current assignment, a lack of ownership of [her] job responsibilities, an inability or unwillingness to follow instructions ..."

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Minnesota Firefighter Claims Sexual Orientation Discrimination

A Battalion Chief in Eagan, Minnesota has filed suit against his fire chief claiming he was demoted to firefighter on account of his sexual orientation. Daniel Benson claims he was demoted to firefighter after being required to reapply for his position and disclosing he was married to a man.

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Noose Incident Prompts Apologies, Demotion, and a Lawsuit

A white assistant chief in Indiana who threw a noose to a black firefighter during a knot tying exercise has been demoted to firefighter. The incident has also prompted a race discrimination suit by the black firefighter. Former Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Rick Backs created the noose during a training exercise last February exercise and reportedly threw it toward firefighter Mikel Neal. The incident sparked racial tensions in the city of Marion that brought back recollections of lynchings that occurred as late as the 1930s.

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Columbus Sex Scandal Claims Another Victim

A sex scandal in the Columbus Fire Department that cost one firefighter his job has claimed another victim. Battalion Chief Gerald C. Birkhimer has been demoted to lieutenant for his role in covering up on-duty sexual activity between Firefighter Marc ...

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Connecticut Firefighter Demoted Over Facebook Comments

A Connecticut firefighter who posted comments about killing pit bulls on Facebook has been demoted and is now facing organized petition drives calling for his termination. Richard Prince was the deputy fire marshal in the Torrington Fire Department. He posted ...

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