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Firefighter claims harassment after finding water in boots

The volunteer firefighter's incident is now being investigated by town officials

By FireRescue1 Staff

RICHMOND, Maine — A Maine firefighter is claiming harassment after finding his boots were full of water when he arrived at the fire station responding to a call as a volunteer.

Town Manager Marian Anderson has alerted every member of the Richmond Fire Department of the incident and has launched a formal investigation, according to the Portland Press Herald.

"Workplace harassment is a serious matter that the town of Richmond does not tolerate," she said.

The Richmond Fire Department's Facebook page said that crews had responded to six calls during a storm on Aug. 3, the day that the firefighter had found his boots full of water.

The city has hired an investigator to look into the matter and may result in disciplinary action and legal prosecution.

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