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Aug 14, 2014 11:44 PM

Black Forest Fire Board's Statement on Bob Harvey

The Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District released a statement Thursday about chief Bob Harvey. In an exclusive interview, Harvey told News 5 he has not resigned.

Here is the statement from the Fire Board:Board statement regarding Chief Harvey:

6:30 pm Thursday, August 14

On June 4, 2014, Chief Robert Harvey read a statement at a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District. In that statement, Chief Harvey advised the Board that he was placing himself on sick leave effective the following day. He then left the meeting without further comment to the Board.

Since that time, the Board has awaited word from Chief Harvey on his condition as well as his intentions regarding his return to work. The Board had intended to schedule a meeting with Chief Harvey to discuss this, but then learned that he had apparently made statements elsewhere that he was no longer employed. Yesterday, Chief Harvey cleared his personal items out of his office.

The Board is committed to providing the best possible emergency services to the residents of our Fire District and will be working to find a replacement to lead our department. All services of the Fire District will continue as they always have in the meantime and are not affected by this news.

Rick McMorran, Chairman
Board of Directors
Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District

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