Savannah fire chief sued over promotions
Four Savannah firefighters are suing Chief Charles Middleton and seeking an injunction to keepA promotions of some fellow firefighters from becoming permanent.
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#1 Jul 9, 2012
I thought that promotions in the city was made by a board an not solely by the fire chief? I am a firefighter that is following this story.I believe that every Fire Department should be investigated as far as promotions concerned. I am a firefighter and was qualified for the next 3 levels up from my current position I currently hold, and I had received outstanding performance appraisals my entire career. Myself and other FF's were also super qualified and were not selected that did an outstanding job. People lives and careers in the hands of others seem to be not as important as others. I believe the selecting process should be as fair as possible. I had a few rookie FF's come to me and asked why are there no black firechiefs or FF's like there are whites? I myself attended a fire college near atlanta, ga. And they taught that you should mirror the community, but when I got back to my department, thy never heard of such a thing. It's not talked about for some reason, I hope that things change in our occupation.
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