Greenville Fire Department suddenly closes after 71 years

Lt. James Miedma says the closing of the firehouse was the result of a

Lt. James Miedma says the closing of the firehouse was the result of a "personal vendetta with some of the commissioners towards the older members of the fire department." (6/3/16)

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Fire Department was shut down without notice Tuesday by its Board of Commissioners after 71 years of service to the community.

Lt. James Miedma says the closing of the firehouse was the result of a "personal vendetta with some of the commissioners towards the older members of the fire department."

Commissioners say that's not the case and that the firehouse was disbanded out of safety concerns.

Their responsibilities have been turned over to Mountainview Fire and Rescue.

Greenville firefighters are hoping the decision will be overturned, but they say it is not likely to happen.

News 12 reached out to the town of Greenville and its new fire department for comment. They have not yet responded.

 

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