Fire Department Controversy Comes to a Head at Last Night’s LLOC Meeting; Deeper Problems May Persist

Maywood Fire Station No. 1.  Thursday, September 11, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD — The controversy ensuing from Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh’s September 4, memo ordering firefighters to remove all “decals/stickers […] immediately,” including those depicting the American flag, seemed to have reached a crescendo at last night’s Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, with top union officials confronting the Village Board and … Continue reading Fire Department Controversy Comes to a Head at Last Night’s LLOC Meeting; Deeper Problems May Persist

Maywood Fire Department and Union Reach Tentative Agreement Over Flag Decals — Internet Buzzes With Hysteria

Evergito “Gony” Herrera, Dan McDowell, David Flowers Jr., Don Albanese — the four Maywood firefighters who were relieved of duty on Tuesday. Photo by SEIU Local 73. Inset photo below shows the gorilla decal that had been posted to the locker for “ten years,” according to Mayor Perkins. Photo by Maywood Fire Department. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 || By Michael Romain  At a press conference … Continue reading Maywood Fire Department and Union Reach Tentative Agreement Over Flag Decals — Internet Buzzes With Hysteria

Four Maywood Firefighters Relieved of Duty Over Refusal to Remove American Flag Decals — CBS Reports More Firefighters May Be Relieved Soon

The flag decals that were ordered taken down by Chief Bronaugh. Photographs courtesy Maywood Fire Department. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 || By Michael Romain Today, four Maywood firefighters were sent home, pending disciplinary action, for failure to comply with a direct order, according to Chief Craig Bronaugh. A CBS Local report noted that more firefighters could be sent home tomorrow. The firefighters apparently refused to remove … Continue reading Four Maywood Firefighters Relieved of Duty Over Refusal to Remove American Flag Decals — CBS Reports More Firefighters May Be Relieved Soon