Batt. Chief Marcel Melanson is now facing charges that he stole thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars worth of radios and set fire to fire department headquarters to cover up that crime. (Image CBS LA)
He was a rising star in the fire service, being among the youngest to make high-level ranks and starring in a reality TV show. Now he faces charges of stealing radios and setting a fire to cover up the theft. (Image CBS LA)
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"It is very difficult to attract young people to volunteer work. I'll take my not so young buddies who are committed to the safety of the community and have a whole lot of experience and we will just keep on answering the call. As for the 62 year old gentilman who passed away while in training, rest in peace brother you are surely one of us."