Firefighter Training, Leadership

NV Fire Chief Released from Employment

North Las Vegas (NV) Fire Chief Al Gillespie has been “released from employment,” a city official announced Monday.

The firefighters union said it happened after Gillespie refused to implement what he said were dangerous budget cuts to 911 response, according to a KLAS-TV report ( However, a prior report from FOX5 indicated that Gillespie had been put on administrative leave earlier because of a firefighter training exercise in January in which four firefighters were burned (READ MORE).

The details of Gillespie’s departure will be confidential.

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