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All 23 Mich. city volunteer FFs reinstated after quitting en masse

With a new interim chief in place, firefighters and city leaders said they would work on communicating


All the volunteer firefighters with the Charlotte Fire Department quit on March 21 but are back now.

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By Leila Merrill

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — After a quitting en masse two weeks ago, all 23 volunteer firefighters are again working for the Charlotte Fire Department, WILX reported.

The whole volunteer crew resigned during a March 21 city council meeting because of clashes between the department and the mayor and council.

The previous chief quit soon after that.

Retired Bellevue Fire Chief Mark Jordan became Charlotte’s interim chief on Monday.

He reinstated all the firefighters Monday night.

The firefighters and council members said they would work on communicating.