California Fire Volunteer
By Mike Staley
Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 2:52 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2023 at 4:06 PM PDT
GREENVILLE, Va. (WHSV) – 22 Volunteer firefighters at the Riverheads Volunteer Fire Department resigned at once.
On Aug. 14, Justin Brown, the former fire chief, and 20 others members of the company handed in their resignation at their meeting. Brown said a major reason for the resignation was conflicts initiated by the president of the fire company, Gerry Chandler.
“It was getting very out of hands; some of the members were going to contact the county administrator from Augusta County and try to get him in there,” Brown said. “Gerry looked at them and said ‘ well, I’m the president so I’m above the County Administrator.’”
Brown said the resignation felt like an “ultimatum” left with little choice after months of thoughts from him and the other volunteers who resigned with him.READ MORE