Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chicago Inspector General Asks Mayor to Fire 54 Chicago Fire Prevention Firefighters

The City of Chicago's Inspector General is recommending that Mayor Rham Emmanuel terminate 54 Chicago firefighters assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau. The bureau has been under investigation for several years for fraudelent reporting of mileage reimbursments.

The Chicago Fire Department (CFD) Commissioner has already demoted two of the bureau's top supervisors, and a CFD spokesman stated the following of Commissioner Hoff's action, “When (he’s) made aware of deficiencies in senior leadership positions, he knows that it’s important to quickly take action to ensure that the right leadership is in the right place. That includes that bureau.”

You can read about the story here.

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