Lipscomb fire chief fired and rehired during city council meetin

Lipscomb fire chief fired and rehired during city council meeting

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

In a matter of hours, the fire chief in the town of Lipscomb went from ‘fired' to ‘rehired' at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

Mayor Lance McDade had fired Chief John Lawrence, saying it was his "prerogative." The mayor said the firing stemmed from a disciplinary issue from a call several weeks ago, but he admitted he did not have documentation concerning those complaints.

The fire chief was re-instated to his unpaid job. Chief Lawrence says the firing was a personal issue and the issue concerning a complaint had been dealt with previously.

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