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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Firefighters in Trouble

Mayor Mark Mallory says he thinks City Manager Milton Dohoney is handling the efforts to improve the off-duty conduct of Cincinnati firefighters well and he supports Dohoney's idea of a code of ethics for the fire department.

"We certainly hope that that would take care of any problems that may exist," the mayor said Tuesday.

The code suggestion came in a memo dated last week, four days before the latest arrest of a firefighter, Ryan Norman, 31, of Mount Healthy. He was arrested Friday in New Mexico and accused of transporting more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

Check out the story about Norman here.

And here's more of what Dohoney suggested last week to Fire Chief Robert Wright:

1. Collaborating with the fire union on alcohol education and information on how to avoid or get help for domestic violence situations:

2. Make drug and other convictions a factor in promotions.

Dohoney also agreed with other ideas Wright sent him. Among those: Ethics and character workshops; and incorporating the "expectation of ethical behavior" in performance evaluations.

He said he did not agree with tying compensation to ethical behavior because "in our profession of public service, performing ethically should be a given and we should not pay extra to get it."


at 7:03 PM, April 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would think that these qualifications were a factor in the hiring process to begin with. Have we stepped this low to hire firefighters to satisfy PC ? How about other City departments ?

at 8:05 PM, April 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let a few bad actors reflect on the vast majority of Fire Fighters who are some of America's finest.

at 8:44 AM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be honest. Since Wright has become chief the reputation, skill and safety of the men and women of the CFD has suffered. His lack of leadership and management skills are painfully obvious. It is time for Chief Wright to retire. Dump the drug dealing fire fighter. Dump Chief Wright and clean up the fire department!

at 11:58 AM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Wright's incompetence is the worst kept secret in Cincinnati government.

at 9:38 PM, May 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...



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