South Carolina firefighters threaten to walk out after long-time chief not given paid position

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  • Published: 02/28/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The town of Clover discussed a back-up fire protection plan Monday night for families just in case firefighters make good on a threat to walk out. Firefighters said they are angry that the town’s longtime volunteer chief was not chosen to be the first paid fire chief. The Clover town council called a special meeting Monday evening to discuss the concerns about the threats firefighters made to quit. Town Manager Allison Harvey told South Carolina bureau reporter Greg Suskin by email she never told chief Charlie Love he’d be offered the job. He applied like other applicants and was interviewed. "I never told him he'd be offered the job. Chief Love applied like other applicants and was interviewed for the position,” said Harvey. Love said he was told that the job would be offered to him. “My question is, ‘Will you all be able to lay your head down at night? Did you all do the right thing?’” Love said.


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