An unidentified LAFD employee was served with a noncompliance letter from the fire department after which he allegedly pulled down his pants, wiped his buttocks with it and left it on the ground.
The firefighter is currently under investigation after his unusual response to the city’s vaccine mandate, which allegedly occurred at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades.
“Terminable offense,” were the words to describe this incident used by the Los Angeles Stentorians, which represents African American firefighters in the city. “The LA City Stentorians are sickened and disgusted by this horrific display of unprofessionalism,” the organization said in a statement.
It is certain that the department is taking the firefighter’s response seriously, as said by an LAFD spokeswoman, adding: “No matter how our members react, all city employees must abide by the city ordinance — either file for an exemption, get vaccinated, or face termination.”
The Stentorians took additional measures by urging the city’s mayor, city council and fire commission to respond promptly to the act.
Jimmie Woods-Gray, president of the fire commission, was “beyond appalled.”
For the time being, the unidentified LA firefighter has been placed on a paid administrative leave, as the city’s new vaccination mandate calls for employees to sign compliance notices. Those who are still waiting to get vaccinated or want exemptions must provide proof of vaccination by December 18.
Those who refuse to comply must go unpaid and be taken off duty.
In other news, firefighters also saved a family from a burning apartment building in Los Angeles.