Monday, October 1, 2012
Just heard this evening a *RUMOUR* (I stress, this right now is strictly a rumour) on good authority that the Blairmore Fire Chief was axed today by the men in suits at municipal hall, and that the members of this fire department resigned en mass in protest.
If anybody can add to this one way or another, please do?
I now know for sure by way of a friend who spoke personally with 30+ year veteran of the Blairmore Fire Department, Chief Jamie Margetak, that he was in fact released today by our municipal administration, and his fellow Blairmore Fire Department firefighters have indeed walked out (resigned) in protest over his firing.
UPDATE: Oct.2, 09:49
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UPDATE: Oct.2, 12:20
Effective October 1st, Station Chief Margetak has been relieved of his active duty. This action has prompted conclusion of additional fire service members from the Blairmore Station. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass wishes to advise the public that a contingency plan is in place and a protocol has been established to ensure the ultimate safety of the public while the transition takes place. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass wishes to thank Chief Margetak for the years of dedication and service and wishes to thank also those fire fighters that remain on active duty.
Lots of comments above on the Municipal Facebook Press Release page. Check them out.
Death to my hometown
UPDATE: Oct.2, 17:38
Just received word from my source from yesterday who broke this story to me for my readers here that all but two (who couldn't be reached) firefighters in our Coleman Fire Department and all of our Hillcrest Fire Department firefighters have turned in their pagers today, as well. They've all walked out. No word yet on Bellevue.
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