Albany Assistant Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette has been fired pending an appeal.
Jolivette's dismissal comes on the heels of an investigation that states he ordered an on-duty fire crew to take a fire truck to his relatives' home to remove mildewed carpet and padding. A five-page termination letter cites misconduct, improper use of a city work force and equipment, abusing authority, and making false accusations against other employees.
The investigation also states that Jolivette lied during a polygraph test.
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