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Rockland MA Firefighter Prevails on Appeal of Termination

The reversal of the termination of a Massachusetts firefighter by the state’s Civil Service Commission due to bias on the part of fire department officials, has been upheld by a state Superior Court judge. Lieutenant Craig Erickson was fired from the Rockland Fire Department in 2017 following several allegations related to sick leave.

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Mass Civil Service Commission Overturns Lieutenant’s Discipline

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission has overturned the suspension of a Rockland Fire Department lieutenant, and in the process raised questions about favoritism and racism in the department. Lt. Craig Erickson was initially disciplined over an incident when a mutual aid response as a RIT to a working structure fire was delayed as personnel argued over who was to respond.

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