Former Morro Bay Fire captain fighting to get his job back

  • Source: Cal Coast News
  • Published: 01/09/2019 02:03 PM

A former Morro Bay Fire captain is fighting to get his job back after being fired, he says, for rescuing a seagull tangled in some power lines. “I was literally, was shocked,” said former Morro Bay Fire Captain/Paramedic Todd Gailey. “I honestly could not believe it.” Gailey was let go from Morro Bay Fire Department on Dec. 4, 2018. “The one worthy of termination stated was directing my crew to rescue a seagull that was stuck hanging upside down from a residential power drop,” Gailey explained. That happened in May. In a memorandum sent to the city and Gailey, Chief Steve Knuckles said Gailey was terminated for a number of reasons, including his cavalier attitude toward safety procedures. In the seagull rescue incident, Knuckles said the captain placed the ladder truck dangerously close to power lines.


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F.W. from Morro Bay, California
1/15/2019 7:24:40 PM

First and foremost this guy is only telling half the truth! Todd not only put the safety of his colleagues at risk as a capitan he also bullied, used his management role as a way to persuade others into doing things against the M.O. U.. He acted like a reckless person on several occasions and had fallen out of favor with many of the reserves, fire fighters and engineers. Even the two capt that were there didn’t trust him. There were TWO investigations into Todd’s behavioral issues and yes, CAPT REES was part of that and had told the City, Chief and they still didn’t do anything to get rid of this guy!This is only a few things over Todd. No one wanted to work on his shift and there is evidence of fraudulent reports and major misuse of power including very damaging texts.Please remember he is a narcissist to a tee.Be careful. He cheats and does things he shouldn’t all in the name of religion.Two sides people. And by the way, the Chief should of fired him years ago!!

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