The deputy chief who was in charge of a large fire where a veteran Dallas firefighter died has been temporarily reassigned, reports myfoxdfw.com.
Bobby Ross was the scene commander at the six-alarm condo fire a year ago.
There’s been a lot of talk about the case, because two reports showed a failure in leadership and communication. However, Fire Chief Louie Bright said those failures would not lead to disciplinary action.
“We knew whatever decision was made, there were going to be some not happy with it,” said Bright.
The six-alarm fire that raced through the Hearthwood North condos on Abrams last year claimed the life of veteran firefighter Stanley Wilson. No one was disciplined.
“At the end of the day, do you look at discipline versus should we make our processes better?” said Bright. “…After looking at all the information and reading all the quotes and so forth from the investigation, we just made the determination that making our processes better was the route to go.”
“Are you saying there was no one person who you could lay responsibility at the feet of…that the mistakes that were made were shared by more than one person?”
The reports reveal confusion at the fire scene.
Several firefighters allege Deputy Chief Bobby Ross ordered Wilson and others back into the burning building hours after the fire started to look for anyone trapped inside. Others say that did not happen.
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