Fire Service Industry News: San Bernardino Fire Chief Retires with Scathing Letter

04/09/2013
With a scathing resignation letter, Interim Fire Chief Paul Drasil has quit a job he says was made impossible by cuts to management and by resistance from both the City Council and the firefighters union. Drasil, 53, said he's taking earned time off until his official retirement April 15, less than a year into the job. He was hired as a firefighter in 1986, then took over the department just before the City Council cut several administrative positions in July 2012 to save an estimated $50,000 a year. A week later - on the same day the council first said it intended to file for bankruptcy protection - he wrote a memo warning that the changes would harm the department. They did, he said in...

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