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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Maywood Firefighters Sent Home for Failure to Remove US Flag Decals from Lockers in Week Before 9/11

Firefighters in the village of Maywood say they were sent home for refusing to take American flag decals off their equipment [...]

Flag problem traced back to a decision by several firefighters to replace a tattered American flag last month in one of Maywood’s firehouses. The new flag mysteriously disappeared early Aug. 23. The order on decals was issued last week  [...]

Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh says there’s a culture of racism in the department and issued memo saying all decals and stickers, including American flags and military stickers, be removed from lockers and helmets.  He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker as "proof" [...]

“My dad was a fireman for 26 years in Maywood, I took over his locker and on the outside of his locker I have a Marine Corps decal on my locker, it's been there for well over 30 years, I take great offense to that,” said David Flowers Jr., Maywood Firefighter Union Predident [...]





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