Tennessee chief temporarily demoted, told actions were inappropriate

  • Source: WSMV-TV News 4
  • Published: 01/08/2018 12:00 AM

VIDEO - A Nashville fire chief has been demoted to captain for six months and assigned to a different shift after a complaint was filed that he had been hostile and discriminatory to fire recruits. The News 4 I-Team obtained the disciplinary actions taken against Captain Trey Nelms. The action was taken following last year’s “Firefighter Survival Week” in which recruit Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise at the department’s new training tower. Before the accident, Lockhart said she asked for additional rope for a safety line before she fell and was denied.


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