Albany Assistant Fire Chief fired from the force

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.

Editor's Note: Information for this story was provided by the city of Albany and the Albany Fire Department.