A captain in the Hales Corners Fire Department, who was involved in a January incident in which a village fire engine failed to respond to the scene of a car fire, remains on paid administrative leave after a two-hour closed session discussion by the village’s Police and Fire Commission.
The commission held a special meeting March 1 to discuss the employment status of the captain, but it appears commissioners stopped short of firing him, at least for the time being.
After two hours behind closed doors March 1, the five-person body reconvened in open session to vote on accepting a “proposed settlement agreement,” which was rejected 1-4. Chairman Ian Thomson cast the lone dissenting vote.
It’s not clear what exactly that proposed settlement agreement was. The village has declined to release the document because it relates to an open investigation of possible employment misconduct.