Firefighting

Toledo Firefighters Vote No Confidence in Fire Chief

Toledo’s union firefighters have voted no confidence in the city’s fire chief, reports The Toledo Blade.

By a vote of 319-46 members of Local 92, which represents privates, lieutenants, and captains, said they don’t have faith in Chief Luis Santiago.

The issue was put before the whole membership after the required 10 percent of membership signed a petition seeking a vote. Firefighters voted Monday and today.

Jeff Romstadt, president of the union, said at the conclusion of voting tonight it was “premature to make any statements.” Instead, he said he would discuss the meaning of results at an 11 a.m. Wednesday news conference at the union headquarters.

Mr. Romstadt said the results will be presented to Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and city council. The mayor backed the chief in statements preceding the vote.

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