Detroit Fire Chief Terminated – Fox News Taking The Credit

Detroit Mayor David Bing has terminated his top two fire officials, and Detroit's Fox News affiliate is  claiming their investigative reporting prompted the reaction. Fire Commissioner James Mack Junior and Deputy Commissioner Seth Doyle complied with the mayor's request for their resignations 24 hours after Fox News brought a cover-up allegation to the mayor.

The alleged coverup had to do with a stolen wallet – but it would seem there is alot more to the story. Various other news sources are reporting that the mayor was unhappy with slow response times, poor equipment, and poor communications with his commissioners. 

  

James Mack Jr. Out as Detroit Fire Commissioner: MyFoxDETROIT.com

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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