Firefighter With Muscular Dystrophy Fired – News –

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Thanks to Pat Campbell’s Blog, I found this article on a firefighter who has been fired for his disability. Read the article and leave a comment if you want.

Firefighter With Muscular Dystrophy Fired – News –

A firefighter is out of a job because of his disability.

Jeff Chesak said he couldn’t believe it when he got the news that his career as a firefighter was over, WESH 2 News reported.

He has muscular dystrophy but he said that does not keep him from performing his duties. However, his bosses said Chesak is not capable of performing at a level that ensures the public’s safety.

“It’s just a slowly progressive disease,” Chesak said.

Walking next to Chesak, you’d hardly know he suffers from muscular dystrophy. Around his ankles and feet are small braces that steady him. He said the disease is not keeping him from doing his job.

But the same week he got his 20-year service award, he was fired. (Read More)

I don’t see why they couldn’t make an exception and let him continue with the same retirement plan so he could serve his last 4 1/2 years and retire. This story is especially close to firefighters due to the fact that the IAFF is the biggest supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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