Warrenton Fined For Fire Department Violations

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – The city of Warrenton faces nearly $11,000 in fines from the state for safety violations at the Warrenton Fire Department.

The Daily Astorian reports the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an investigation after anonymous complaints.

It fined the city $7,500 for not ensuring a proper respiratory protection program, $2,100 for not ensuring employees wore the right protective equipment, $420 for improper training, $420 for not maintaining a safety committee, $180 for a lack of equipment inspections and $180 for not keeping a hazard communication program.

Fire Chief Tim Demers resigned amid the investigation.

The findings come after the city hired former deputy fire chief and volunteer Brian Alsbury to replace Demers.

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