Word has it that Lt. Schmidt brought up some serious safety concerns regarding the meth lab fire 18 ran on the C shift. Asking the ESU chief for more training for the entire department due to some unsafe actions/words within the companies that ran the call. Mainly some comments made about wearing SCBAs. Instead of listening to his safety officer and helping the entire department, the ESU chief wanted to make a big deal of what officer said what on scene. Lt Schmidt refused to give up his fellow brothers and since has been taken off the safety car and placed on a 40 hour work after being written up with charges. Am I taking crazy pills?
The men could have been exposed to serious toxins and life altering illnesses while responding to this call and we as a department are going to respond with filing charges against someone for protecting an officer? He was doing his job as a safety officer. Things that happened there could lead to serious problems for a human being. So instead of training the entire department on how to better handle these emergencies we are going to come down on a LT?
Anyone got more info?
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Atta boy goes out to the Lt. for standing up for the good.