Two Austin firefighters received four-hour suspensions after damaging department equipment during incidents in May and June.
The first happened on May 16 when fire specialist Chad Benestante closed a bay door on a fire engine while leaving a station to respond to a call, suspension paperwork said.
The second happened on June 10 when firefighter Dustin Mills was working with an aerial ladder.
According to a disciplinary memo, the aerial device made contact with a light pole.
Both incidents were deemed preventable by the department.
“Preventable accidents involving AFD vehicles have a variety of costs both internally and externally,” the memo said.