Round two in the story of firefighter Lt Burton, disciplined for fighting a fire against orders, has surfaced in today’s WaPo. WaPo’s story sources an internal memo that other sources say is talking about Burton. It claims that Lt Burton was not first on the scene, as his attorney claims, but came second and, once there, committed several mistakes.
Unfortunately this is a he-said-they-said that is pretty useless in this level of details. Also uncertain is the sanction – if this is solely a slap-down for disobeying orders then the question of a few goof-ups seems irrelevant. Not being privy to the documents, though, we can’t be sure what’s in the documentation calling for that two day suspension w/o pay.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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