Carmel School Fire
Newspaper Man

Washington Court House, OH

#1 Feb 24, 2013
I'll be filing a formal complaint about your Bainbridge fire chief. What a jerk. I was on scene at the fire and happened to be standing beside him. He asked me, "What the f**k are you doing?" I said taking pictures for a news story. He said, "Who the f**k gave you permission to do that?" I told him I didn't need permission, that it is a public space. I asked him why he would ask me that, was there something I needed to know about this fire or if there was a problem. He said, "No, I'm just an a**hole and I felt like giving you a hard time. I really don't give a f**k what you do."
Really? This is the fire chief telling me this? Unbelievable.
Who would I contact to make a formal complaint in Bainbridge? Who is the fire chiefs boss?

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#2 Feb 24, 2013
Prop city council/mayor I think they are still over the fire dept.
Big Richard

Portsmouth, OH

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Wrong. I know the chief news man is a liar.
show some professionalism

Chillicothe, OH

#4 Feb 26, 2013
Mayor Rocky Countryman might be able to help you with that question. Who is the fire cheif now? I don't know if what you say if worth filing a complaint, they were probably just trying to "be cool", sounds like someone who's probably very immature, but this person really should show some professionalism.
haha

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Newspaper man must be ole barefoot photography, his pictures show no common decency.
Curious Now

Washington Court House, OH

#6 Feb 26, 2013
Who is the Bainbridge fire chief anyway? That's a good question.
Newspaper Man

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Yea, you are probably right Little Richard, I just decided to make that up out of thin air.
Whatever. It's what I expect though.
Thanks for the free plug haha. I wasn't trying to hide my identity. I was the only person there that had anything to do with a newspaper. I didn't want it to seem like I was self promoting. As far as my pictures go, I guarantee you that there is more interest in my pictures than you realize. And, for the record, I don't do this for the money, I give more pictures away than I sell. I'm not one of those local photographers that see how much money I can milk from the community. It is a passion, not a job. I didn't get one penny for being at this fire.
I have had my EMT and Fire card for quite a while so I knew most of the guys on scene. I even know the chief I referenced above. Not cool what he said, how he said it, where he said it, or anything about it. If you are reading this, Chief, yea...I'm talking to you. Very unprofessional.
If you know me and want to talk about it, you know how to contact me. If you want to debate it on here, then use your real name. Everybody already knows who I am, so don't promote me or my business any more. This isn't about my business. This is about being a member of the public and being verbally abused by a public official.
professionalism

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Feb 27, 2013
I find it funny that not only myself but another person on this tread has asked who the fire cheif is and noone will respond, why is that??

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