The 14-page report to the State Personnel Board links Assistant Chief Mike Ramirez to sexual harassment, drinking on the job and viewing explicit pictures on a state-issued cellphone.
Two state firefighters have been fired and another has resigned after an investigation prompted by the slaying of a CalFire battalion chief’s girlfriend.
Far from the flashing camera lights of the governor’s re-election victory party in November, state arson and bomb investigators are now the ones taking photos at the governor’s mansion, and sharing them, after a suspicious fire over the weekend.
During the search for Orville Fleming, allegations arose of firefighters having sex with prostitutes at the Ione Fire Academy. That prompted a California Highway Patrol investigation into a possible sex tape that never materialized.
Cal Fire Places 16 Firefighters Placed On Leave Following Investigation Spurred By Sex Tape Allegations
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Janet Upton told The Associated Press that the department placed the employees on leave Monday. The formal results of the California Highway Patrol investigation are expected early next month.
The job requires being able to handle physical stress and having endurance while being able to adapt to different sleep cycles—sometimes only 6 to 8 hours in 72 hours of work.
That direction will effectively end the agreement between the city and Cal Fire, which has staffed Marysville’s fire station. The cost-cutting move has the city deciding it’ll do better on its own.
Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park where an air-tanker pilot fighting the blaze died last week.
Officials say a wildfire burning along a Northern California interstate has destroyed five homes.
Cal Fire officials say that firefighters are battling a total of five fires along eastbound Interstate 80.
Cal Fire has grounded their tanker fleet as federal investigators continue their probe into Tuesday’s air tanker crash.
Officials confirm that a firefighter sustained a “significant injury” in the King Fire area Wednesday.