Update: Florida fire chief, 3 others fired over alleged drinking on job

  • Source: WJXT-TV CBS 4 Jacksonville
  • Published: 02/19/2013 12:00 AM

Fire Chief Martin Roberts, assistant chief Shane Wood and firefighter Jacob Bissonnett and a Flagler Beach city employee were fired on Friday after an investigation into drinking while on duty during a Christmas party at a fire station in December. Flagler Beach City Manager Bruce Campbell announced the terminations, along with discipline for others involved with alcohol at the fire station. The investigation found that despite warnings not to allow his firefighters to respond to a fire after consuming alcohol, Roberts allowed volunteer Steve Wood to operate a tower truck after drinking five beers.


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