I was never told I did anything wrong," he said. "After my announcement today that I would retire at the end of May, I received this letter via text," he wrote on Twitter. "The Mayor is going to ask the Council to fire me in a public meeting rather than let me retire.". By Friday afternoon, he was out of a job. I believe that the Mayor has the right to have a staff she can trust. It reads: Mayor and Council, Six months later an ordinance was passed to establish the Boise City Fire Department. Chief Harry A. Fulton. The next Fire Chief will have the opportunity to continuously improve an already high performing agency. On Friday February 21st I had my first meeting with the Mayor since she took office.
Doan publicly endorsed Bieter, donating to his re-election campaign and hosting a campaign event for him in October. Speaking after the meeting, Doan himself said he did not know what the meeting meant. On Monday, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan was put on administrative leave.
In the letter, HR Director Kelcey Stewart writes that the fire chief had been offered a lump sum and VEBA contributions as part of a "separation agreement" on Monday. The city of Boise found itself without a fire chief on Monday after Dennis Doan was placed on paid administrative leave. Unfortunately, the City feels that resolving your personnel matter in a way that honors your service and that goal is not a viable option.". Doan was put on leave on Monday, a move that he said was a result of his support of former Mayor David Bieter. I also needed to set the record straight to my family, the firefighters, and the community, that I had done nothing wrong. Doan said in a press conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning that his suspension came as a surprise to him. The only thing I did, was back Mayor Bieter. Chief William A.
BOISE, Idaho — Just hours after Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan announced he will retire in May and remain on paid administrative leave, the city says it will seek to have him fired instead. Update March 5, 2020: The Boise City Council is having a special meeting at 12:30 on Friday to hold a vote on a personnel matter..
UPDATE: Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan announced his resignation in an email after a special meeting in connection with his personnel matter. She told me that I had a relationship with my former boss and not with her. I had friends and family calling asking what I did wrong.
The offer required that he sign a nondisclosure agreement. I called my wife and she met me at my office. Doan posted on Facebook saying the mayor and the council accpted his resignation, effective immediately. I forwarded the email I had sent about my schedule and she asked me to come in on Monday March 2nd at 8:30am. “I, of course, understand and expected many questions this week. On February 25th I got an email from Courtney Washburn asking me to meet with the Mayor on the 28th. He maintains that he did nothing wrong, but said that his reputation has suffered greatly from being placed on administrative leave without explanation. In his letter to the council, Doan wrote that he had assumed McLean would want him to move on and that he thought that would come in the form of retirement. The City of Boise, Idaho seeks highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Fire Chief. It is unclear if Dennis Doan is still fire chief after Boise City Council held a special meeting on his employment status. I again asked Kelsey if this was the last and final offer and she said yes. Chief E.B. The mayor’s press office said more details may be available in the next days. CBS2 reports that Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan has been placed on paid administrative leave. Before being named acting chief, Gervais served at the Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal for the Boise Fire Department. Members of the council did not comment on the matter during the vote. It stated I would retire on March 2nd, it also offered $50k and the normal NDA language. "I'm retiring from Boise Fire Department - I don't know what to do next," he said. If given until May 29th on Paid Administrative Leave, I will return and sign the Separation Agreement. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. This was devastating to my reputation. It was humiliating.
Courtney Washburn is Mayor Lauren McLean’s chief of staff. I did tell Kelsey I was over 40 and only a year away from the retirement time I needed. Currently, the Boise Fire Department has 274 full time employees, 17 Fire Stations, a Hazardous Materials Team, ARFF team, Dive Team and a Technical Rescue Team. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. I asked Kelsey if I was being fired. Doan started in the department as an entry-level firefighter in 1991 and was appointed to the position of fire chief in 2008. She told me I had 21 days to consider the offer. © 2020 City of Boise. Out of the love I have for the City of Boise, its citizens, and the Boise Fire Department, please accept this email as my resignation, effective immediately. The former fire chief said at a news conference he called Wednesday that he was not being disciplined and that he had not been accused of anything. We value your privacy. I told them I didn’t care about the money and I just needed some time. Later that afternoon I talked to Jade. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. "As the Mayor indicated to you, the City wished to honor your contributions over the last 30 years and support your retirement with dignity. The Mayor left the room and I read the agreement. I don’t believe you have been hearing the entire story.
It did not give me enough time to meet with PERSI and get health care lined up. *This story was written by Hayley Harding and was published on the Idaho Statesman*. He texted later to meet with Kelsey and the Mayor on Tuesday March 3rd in the Mayors office. It appears I will be unable to tell the Council my side of the story before you make your decision today. However, there’s only one fire chief job in the City of Boise. High wind watch for Monday issued for several Idaho counties, Malheur County, Ore. Bogus Basin, Redfish Lake get two inches of snow overnight, Boise State football: Time for Bachmeier 2.0, Boise Fire chief placed on administrative leave. The two finalists to take the helm of the Boise Fire Department made their case to the community Wednesday night. Watch Friday Night Football: 5A SIC playoffs underway, last week of the regular season for 4A-1A, Boise Fall Home Show opens to public after getting the green light. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager. No details were provided other than that is was a personnel matter. The Local 149 firefighters union endorsed Bieter in his race against McLean, but a political commercial backing Bieter that featured firefighters was later pulled at Doan's request. BOISE, Idaho — Just hours after Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan announced he will retire in May and remain on paid administrative leave, the city says it will seek to have him fired … However, all issues related to employment of City of Boise staff are, and should remain, as required by state law, confidential,” said Mayor McLean. At the Monday March 2nd meeting with Kelsey and the Mayor, the Mayor told me she had an agreement for me to sign. You have permission to edit this article. It is not clear if he remains in that role. It was not discipline - I did not do anything wrong, and I was not accused of doing anything wrong. He wrote a letter to the members of Boise City Council on Thursday night saying that he didn’t believe the council had heard the entire story and that the reason McLean was pushing for his dismissal was political. “Which totally tainted my reputation, she gave me an offer that said if I sign it, I had to retire that day, that Monday, I had no time; she did offer some money, it’s never been about money and I don’t care about the money, but I would have had to sign an agreement that I couldn’t talk,” he said.
"I was never told anything. Doan offered his resignation to the City of Boise shortly before that meeting, which the City accepted. “The two reasons I didn’t sign the agreement was one, it was effective that moment, and number two, I couldn’t ever talk.”. On Monday, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan was put on administrative leave. Further, the City is rescinding its offer of March 2, 2020 to settle your personnel matter," the letter reads. He was president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) from 1999 to 2004. REV Fire Group Apparatus Conference & Expo, Mutual Aid Exhausted in Disastrous California Wildfire, Citizenship Oath Taken Away from Houston Firefighter’s Widow, LODD Anniversary: Boston Firefighters Die in Restaurant Fire. Doan, who is 51, said he wants to continue to work, but has not yet decided on his next steps after leaving Boise Fire. I told Kelsey I could not accept retiring on March 2nd (that same day). I asked what can I say, and she told me I could say I was on Administrative Leave.
"You'll have to ask the mayor," he said. City officials have repeatedly declined to comment on it, saying they cannot speak on personnel matters.
Boise Fire has had interim acting chiefs on five occasions: Charlie Tucker in 1939, Walt DeBlieck in 1984, RV Rose in 1987 and 1989, Renn Ross in 1992 and Jeff Ramey in 2007. In his email, Doan said it was “humiliating” to have “dozens of people, including firefighters,” watching him pack his car after he told his command staff that he had been put on leave. That was the last communication I have had with the Mayor or Kelsey. Boise City Fire Chief June 1912 - July 1917.
But that changed after the City of Boise's Human Resources Department sent Doan a letter, delivered to him after the conference ended. “It’s been frustrating that I haven’t gotten the due process to at least explain what’s happened.”. The Department serves a population of 234,500 residents in 130+ square miles.
He added that after he was placed on administrative leave, he was flooded with questions from friends, family and media about what he was disciplined for. ", RELATED: Boise Fire chief placed on administrative leave. Doan said the letter was texted to him after he finished his statement to the media.
He shared with the Statesman a letter he sent to the council 30 minutes before the meeting offering his immediate resignation, but it is not clear if it was accepted. One of the two finalists for Boise Fire Chief was the subject of a vote of no confidence by the fire union in his department earlier this year, but a union spokesman now says the vote was “maybe premature.” In May, the Local 188 union representing the firefighters in Richmond, California under Fire Chief …
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