Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Print Comment RSS

Fired volunteer firefighter sues for unlawful termination

Firefighter Justin Wilkinson says he was fired by his employer because he was late to work the day of a massive fire; his employer says otherwise

KSDK

HARTFORD, Ill. — A volunteer firefighter in Illinois says he was fired by his employer because he was late to work the day of a massive fire. Justin Wilkinson's employer, meanwhile, says that's not the reason he was fired.

Matt Schrimpf, the CEO of Hartford Wood River Terminal Oil Company, says Wilkinson arriving late to work was not the reason he was fired, but declined to elaborate because of a lawsuit. Meanwhile, Justin Wilkinson is unemployed, he says because he risked his life to fight a five-alarm fire.

"When we got here the fire was fully involved. The fire had already made it up into the attic," said Rosewood Heights Fire Chief Tim Bunt, describing a challenging five-alarm fire that destroyed a house in the 400 block of Valley Drive January 30th. "There was a 20 to 25 mile-per-hour wind. It was in the 20s. We had to deal with the ice. Our closest water supply was about 1000 feet away."

Full story: Fired volunteer firefighter sues for unlawful termination




Comments
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of FireRescue1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
No comments

FireRescue1 Offers

Fire Department Management
Fire Department Management

Sponsored by

Connect with FireRescue1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 Fire eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample