Springfield firefighter fired for ‘racially insensitive remark’

Firefighter Bradley Baugh was terminated from the Springfield Fire/Rescue Division following the alleged post, according to Springfield Fire Chief Brian Miller.


Miller said a supervisor of Baugh’s became aware of the social media post and alerted the chief, who terminated Baugh on his next shift due to the seriousness of the post.

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“Your reputation starts day one on this job,” said Miller.  “(It) makes the stakes a little higher.”

Miller said Baugh was hired Dec. 6, 2017 and had been out on duty following training for about three weeks.

The fire chief said the department has a social media policy for its staff that has been in place for around six to seven years.

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