- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - The fire chief in the city of Mountain Home has resigned from his post, citing a disagreement with the mayor over how to discipline a firefighter following a February blaze.

Alan Bermensolo tells KVTB-TV (https://goo.gl/jEl2JT) Friday that he chose not to sign a disciplinary letter against one of his employees, as Mayor Rich Sykes had requested. Instead, the fire chief submitted his resignation to the mayor on May 20.

The problem stemmed from a Feb. 23 fiery crash between a FedEx truck and another vehicle.

After receiving a report that firefighters responding to a blaze allegedly stole belongings from the scene, the mayor told Bermensolo to discipline whoever was involved.

Bermensolo says the employee deserved a verbal warning, nothing harsher. Sykes says he would have preferred a write-up and maybe a suspension.


Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/

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