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Friday, December 27, 2013

Riverside Fire Chief "Retires", Will Take New Job As City "Fire Administrator" In Obvious Pension Game

RIVERSIDE: Fire chief retires, will take new city post
Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley announced his retirement on Dec. 27, 2013.
Riverside City Fire Chief Steve Earley announced his retirement on Dec. 27, 2013.
Riverside Fire Chief Steve Earley retired Friday, Dec. 27, the city announced, but he isn’t going far or taking it too easy.
Earley will take a new job Jan. 10 as the city’s Fire Administrator. He will mentor three department officers who will rotate as acting fire chief through Sept. 30, the city said in a news release emailed after City Hall closed for the week.
Earley will also work on special projects, including representing the city as Riverside County reviews its emergency medical services program.
Earley has worked for the department for 32 years, including about the past five as fire chief.
Deputy Chief Mike Esparza became acting chief Friday and will serve in that role through March 31. Division Chief Bill Schellhous will take over from April 1 to June 30. And Division Chief LaWayne Hearn will be acting chief from July 1 to Sept. 30, the city said.
The city could not immediately answer several questions, such as whether Earley will receive his pension while working as Fire Administrator and whether the fire chief position will be advertised during what appear to be auditions for Esparza, Schellhous and Hearn.
Editor comment: Obviously Double Dipping this kind of greedy behavior does not go unnoticed What the hell is a "City Fire Administrator" anyhow?

The mission of the Riverside Fire department is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Riverside. The fire department shall protect life, property, and the environment within the city through proactive life safety, community education and emergency services programs utilizing responsible fiscal management, a highly trained work force, progressive technology and modern equipment.

Source:RIVERSIDE: Fire chief retires, will take new city post DECEMBER 27, 2013 BY


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