Hundreds attend rally in support of former Spaniard's Bay firefighters

Nicholas Mercer
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The sub zero temperatures could not keep some 200 people from showing their support for the former members of the Spaniard’s Bay Volunteer Fire Department early Thursday evening.

Hundreds of supporters for the former members of the Spaniard's Bay Volunteer Fire Department held a rally on the parking lot of the town's municipal centre Thursday evening.

Standing in front of the town’s municipal centre, the people - many of them wives, sons, girlfriends and children of firefighters - held up signs and briefly chanted “SBFD” to a chorus of honking horns from cars that passed by.

There was plenty of support for the former firemen of the embattled Conception Bay North community. A Facebook group was started by Kate Davis, the daughter of the department’s assistant chief.

Labelled “Support The Spaniard’s Bay Fire Department,” more than 900 people had joined the group that played a key part in organizing the rally.

Just two days earlier some 20 members of the fire department handed in their pagers during a regular council meeting on Tuesday in support of former councillor Sheri Collins.

What came next was an Internet and media firestorm that has brought to light allegations of sexual harassment and a mismanagement of the department from firefighter Brenda Seymour.

An instance where a short clip of an adult film was shown at the conclusion of training seminar in April 2014 in which Seymour attended is one of a number of issues that have caused tension in the community for some time.

The situation has been brewing since November when three of Spaniard’s Bay’s seven-member council attempted to remove former fire chief Victor Hiscock via a pair of motions that were defeated. It’s put the spotlight squarely on the town and left people questioning what the next step is.

In the interim, the Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department is handling any emergency calls in the community.

On this evening, fire department backers were quick to tell media that “the truth will come out” and that Seymour was leveling “false allegations” at members of the fire department. A petition was passed around and some hastily grabbed for pens to sign their names to it.

After a half hour of waiting in the cold, the firefighters made their way down New Harbour Road and onto the parking lot of the municipal centre. Some of them wore their department colours and all waved to their throng of supporters.

They were greeted as heroes as some onlookers hugged each other as the members got closer. They were proud of what they were accomplishing this evening. They felt proud of their firefighters for taking a stand.

Hiscock briefly spoke to the crowd and neither member of the department granted any of the interviews requested of them as they went back the way they came. Some offered parting waves and brief smiles to their supporters.

“We thank you for the support,” Hiscock offered in his first public remarks since news broke Tuesday.

Just as quick as people assembled to throw their support behind the resigned firefighters, people have been just as quick to stand behind Seymour. Women’s groups have come forward to stand beside her and family members have called her to check on things.

No one is quite sure what the next step is.

However, one thing is for sure.

This issue has divided Spaniard’s Bay and there is no clear plan to rectify the situation.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca   

Organizations: Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department

Geographic location: Conception Bay, New Harbour Road

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  • Trevor
    January 24, 2016 - 09:11

    Something does not smell right here! If all 20 resigned at the meeting after she resigned I am guessing this was planned to do so from the get go? If they were all for the community they would have stayed on and worked through it to the conclusion.

  • Carl Murphy
    January 23, 2016 - 15:47

    These 20 firefighters that quit have put their family and friends in danger of burning to death because of their stupidity. I know that other fire departments will help in case of fire,but every minute lost could cost someone their life. They are not fit to be called men alone firefighters. Stupid little boys playing with fire trucks. Stay home and watch some more porn.

  • Carl Murphy
    January 23, 2016 - 15:45

    These 20 firefighters that quit have put their family and friends in danger of burning to death because of their stupidity. I know that other fire departments will help in case of fire,but every minute lost could cost someone their life. They are not fit to be called men alone firefighters. Stupid little boys playing with fire trucks. Stay home and watch some more porn.

  • Taxpayer
    January 23, 2016 - 13:56

    I have been following this story and trying to keep an open mind. But there are some things that I am wondering about. There was a rally for the men and hundreds turned out. There was a similar rally this morning for Brenda with about 15 people. She got enough support to get elected to council and is well known in the town but seems like she doesn't have much support on this issue. Also, I read an article in the NP in which Brenda's husband referred to the other fire fighters as "they are all good people". When you listen to Brenda's interviews she really does not have anything good to say about any of them. I have talked to several people who were at the last council meeting and they swear there was no mention of sexual harassment and that the firefighters did resign because of the treatment councillor Collins. That fact shouldn't be hard to prove because all meetings are recorded. Not sure how long before it becomes available but I certainly will be obtaining a copy, I think this could be going for awhile and we may see a couple of twists and turns yet. Jh

    • reality check
      January 25, 2016 - 12:40

      taxpayer, maybe what you should take from this is that those in support of the firefighters who walked out, seem not to be denying that sexual harassment took place, but saynig its no big deal, and its more about her being pushy...woman don't know her place...that's what I get out of all this. but you are right that it would be nice to access the public record of the meeting transcripts. should clear some mud.

  • Gerry
    January 23, 2016 - 13:12

    There are no two sided here. It doesn't matter what Brenda Seymour did or didn't do. If any one of the disturbing stories coming out here are true, ie. the porn or the balaclava, she was sexually harassed. I can only imagine those stories are the tip of the iceberg. Nothing that Ms. Seymour could have done makes sexual harassment okay. Nothing makes it permissible. Any attempt to make excuses for these twenty sexist jerks and their boss is an act of blaming the victim for the acts perpetrated against her. SHAME on the people of Spaniard's Bay for supporting sexism and misogyny in the workplace.

  • Stand by your Woman!
    January 23, 2016 - 11:34

    Women having been fighting for over a hundred years for equality in the workplace, I cannot believe that women are supporting this fire department! Why would volunteers resign if they had nothing to hide? Brenda, run for Chief and hire on 20 female firefighters! Let's see how that glove will fit!

  • porn addicts
    January 23, 2016 - 10:17

    since when do Porn have to do with firefighting ?...just gives one an idea of the mind set of the people involved and what they DO !!...Yes Resign quickly..............

  • Masterwatch
    January 23, 2016 - 09:57

    Well, Spaniard's Bay will be well known across Canada for all the wrong reasons.

  • EMT
    January 23, 2016 - 07:14

    I wonder how these supporters would react if it was their own daughter on the end of such disgusting behaviour. By supporting this they are setting such an example for the young children in this community, that the comments, behaviour and harassment is okay because it was a "joke"? Absolutely deplorable. Not shocking but deplorable.

  • Female fire fighter
    January 22, 2016 - 20:24

    It is hard enough to be accepted into none traditional roles as a female. Now miss Seymour just made it even harder with her complaining , backstabbing and poor attitude. Her bs will now make a lot more department question whether or not to accept a female applicants. As a female fire fighter and a female in a male oriented job, I hate people like this women. If she doesn't like the atmosphere of a male dominated field, maybe she should join a women's knitting circle. I love working with male, fun easy to get along with and can take a joke.. Unlike this women. Thanks a lot miss Seymour for setting us back 30 years. And pardon the pun, but if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen miss Seymour!

    • Another Female firefighter
      January 25, 2016 - 09:40

      I was a professional firefighter for 6 years and the first female to be hired at my hall. I was part of a team that had respect for each other. Your attitude is part of the problem-and which keeps fostering the type of situation where a porno film is played at a training session. Really? you're ok with that? My hall wouldn't be. Wow, you are the one setting us back the 30 years with an attitude like that. I was hired cause I was certified as a firefighter; competent; passed the same physical test as the men and had a medical background-they didn't care if I was male or female and that was made quite clear to me from the beginning. Thanks for re-affirming what everyone was already stating-that is is an old boys club and you need to learn to play along. Wrong-totally wrong.

  • james
    January 22, 2016 - 18:16

    well when it come to the 20 that resigned guess we know who is boss in their house, this 2016 people

  • wow
    January 22, 2016 - 17:46

    This is amazingly disgusting. You should all be ashamed of yourselves!!!! This is what your teaching your daughters/children!?!? If the fire fighters think this tape was "OK" why don't they show it to their daughters... Its not offensive remember!? Clueless small minded biggots!!!!!!!

  • Ted
    January 22, 2016 - 16:56

    Whether or not Brenda Seymour has an "agenda", as some of these firefighter supporters contend is beside the point. These morons admittedly showed a porn video in the middle of a training session, with a lone female in the room! How could it not occur to at least one of them that it might be a bad idea? The supporters of these guys come across as ignorant hicks, defending an indefensible stupid prank. While I don't think these men should be tarred and feathered, they do need to be educated on these issues. As for their supporters, go home, you are embarrassing yourselves, your community and the province.

  • Sean Fitz
    January 22, 2016 - 15:39

    I can't believe that the women in spaniards bay would accept this behaviour and support it. I'd guarantee that if they where subjected to it in their workplace there'd be hell to pay. It's a sad commentary on equality in the workplace , time to wake up and realize that it's the 21st century and not the 19th..

  • wr
    January 22, 2016 - 15:30

    No, they don't want to know the truth, because then they'll have to admit what fools they are to believe such incredible nonsense! What goes around, comes around.

  • wr
    January 22, 2016 - 14:35

    Why they resigned, that makes a lot of sense. This women may have fooled the gullible lynch mob. Hang 'em without a trial based on one woman's account.

  • Digging a bigger hole !
    January 22, 2016 - 14:32

    @At the council meeting and @Why they resigned - don't know about anyone else but you're not convincing me.

  • sealflipper
    January 22, 2016 - 14:31

    Isn't this the second victim of a fire chief(bigot)who doesn't want females in his dept. Time to get rid of the right person and the people who thinks as he does. I belive the year is 2016.

  • Judy Benson
    January 22, 2016 - 14:21

    Does anyone else want to know why Ms. Seymour was harassing Ms. Collins?

  • OMG
    January 22, 2016 - 14:17

    I cannot believe the ignorance of people in this day and age...it's almost pitiful! PLEASE educate yourselves on what HARASSMENT is. It's not only sexual, there is also Personal harassment that includes intimidation, malicious behaviour, etc. It has nothing to do with what a person intended. If it falls under a definition and a person is uncomfortable by any of the defined items, Harassment occurred. The victim of harassment does not have to even tell the person they feel harassed. Use this as a Rule of Thumb...If you would not say or do something in front of your spouse, mother, child, etc. it is not appropriate behaviour for workplaces and facilities. In saying that based on the comments from some of the wives and residents of the area this may not apply. I also suggest that the people involved (by either their action or inaction) understand that they can be charged. I make no wonder bullying still goes on in schools. If parents and leaders of our communities and their facilities don't know the appropriate and inappropriate social behaviours , how are the children ever going to know the difference. If some of you could only hear yourselves on the radio/TV...I wonder what your reaction would be if Brenda was your child and she was coming home and telling you about her day. Would you have the same reaction? Firefighters are the pillars in many communities and volunteer many hours of their time , but it don't give them the right to harass and/ or intimidate another human being. Nor does it give their wives permission to say what some of them have said...imagine the RCMP is investigating WOW! After listening to Steve Smith this morning on VOCM, the actions of Jeremy Hall (though I do not condone or support his action ) is the least of concern for the Town of Spaniard's Bay. UNBELIEVABLE!

  • Why They Resigned
    January 22, 2016 - 14:00

    There are two different issues here. Issue One: Sexual Harrassment. A 19 second adult film clip was played at the end of a training course. That was certainly wrong but it was a year and a half ago and was addressed at the time. Maybe not thoroughly enough but it has been addressed again now with the teacher losing his teaching privilages. This guy was from another department and some of the men in the room were just as offended as Ms. Seymour. Ms Semour's makes only one other 'alleged' account of harrassment. To the best of my knowledge this has not been investigated or proven. If you talk to any other firefighter they will tell you two things: 1 Her attendance is very poor and 2. When she is around everybody walks on eggshells and minds their p's and q's because she has a habit of documenting everything wrong and then using it against you in the future. ISSUE 2: was what happened at the council meeting Tuesday night past. Councillor Sherri Collins resigned in tears citing harrassment by Brenda Seymour. The majority of firefighters resigned immediately in support of Councillor Collins. When word broke that the fire department had lost most of its members of course all media wanted to know why. HERE'S WHERE THE TWO ISSUES COME TOGETHER: Brenda saw all this press coverage and couldn't resit. Before the true story came out she spoke with whoever she could making it look like the guys resigned in support of the chief who she alleged condones sexual harrassment. She did not say anything about the real reason for the resignations or her harrassment of Ms Collins. She left it to the media to assume the resignations and sexual harrassment was related. There should have been 2 completely different news stories - 1 Dealing with UNPROVEN Alligatons of sexual harrassment by members of the SBFD. (The only proven event coming from someone outside the dept.)j The second news story should have involved the resignations of the firefighters because of the treatment of their liason councillor Sherri Collins.

    • Lisa
      January 22, 2016 - 14:10

      I understand Councillor Collins was the appointed liaison with the fire department. It seems to me Brenda Seymour was constantly bringing problems, incidences of misconduct and sexual harassment to Ms. Collins who failed in her position as liaison to take action on the matter. Ms Seymour had every right to continuously pursue Councillor Collins for justice. Collins seems to have sided with the other firemen by not taking affirmative action as required as the liaison. It appears Collins couldn't take the heat and resigned.

    • Completely False
      January 22, 2016 - 15:00

      Lisa, that is completely false. Councillor Collins was a very competent councillor and liason. She certainly didn't hear constant complaints about sexual harrassment because it didn't happen. If anything Brenda made Sherri's job as liason harder by sidesteppin her and going directly to council.

    • Grapnel
      January 22, 2016 - 15:57

      The "harassment" you're talking about was in reality, repeated attempts by Ms Seymour to get Ms. Collins to deal with serious safety violations and sexual harassment. So yes, it makes sense to run these stories together. Honestly, you guys supporting these cavemen you call the Fire Department are just making yourself look worse and worse.

    • wow
      January 22, 2016 - 17:52

      Any firemen with beautiful, impressionable daughters should have said daughters watch the clip if it was soooooo innocent!

    • Gojira
      January 25, 2016 - 14:52

      If she was truly being harassed, she should have gone to the police. If she was being hounded because she wasn't doing her job, well that's another story. I keep hearing "the truth will come out"...that's what guilty people say. If there is truth that needs to be told, tell it. Or do they need to meet in a garage or basement somewhere, have a meeting (with beer and porn), and then come up with "the truth"???

    • Christine
      January 26, 2016 - 08:13

      Lisa. That's what I figured too as well as many many others.

    • Christine
      January 26, 2016 - 08:25

      These men took an oath to serve and protect... they dropped the ball!!!!

  • Laurie
    January 22, 2016 - 13:56

    Poor taste all around. Its funny nothing mention until Collins resigns. I think it needs be investigation to hold situation. Then truth will come out. And video was in poor taste bottom line.

  • M. Claudette Sandecki
    January 22, 2016 - 13:46

    How is it in a volunteer crew of 21 firefighters Brenda Seymour is the only one who took advanced training?

  • Grapnel
    January 22, 2016 - 13:00

    I have idea. Before the next "show of support", everyone who wants to carry a sign showing solidarity with the firemen should first have to watch the "training video" that Brenda Seymour was subjected too. If they still have the urge to rally, fine, but I have a feeling that might change at least a few of these small minds.

  • Tami
    January 22, 2016 - 12:36

    even if there was not a woman in the room when that "training video" was shown, porn in the work place is HIGHLY inappropriate. And while this is just one of the allegations it certainly sheds light on an underlying attitude. Nice to know the Good ol' Boys club is alive and well in NL still! Time to enter 2016 boys, and the women who "support" you!

  • John Barrett
    January 22, 2016 - 12:31

    Brenda if you know this to be true in your heart and in your head stand your ground. Don't let your opposition just crush you. People will sometimes throw you under the bus for their own shameful acts.

  • Mark
    January 22, 2016 - 12:30

    Spaniards Bay is an embarrassment to our province. Anyone who supports this sexism should be ashamed to show their faces in public.

  • Kat
    January 22, 2016 - 11:59

    After the rally they probably dragged their knuckles to a shed to watch porn.

  • Pockmark
    January 22, 2016 - 11:54

    "fire department backers were quick to tell media that 'the truth will come out'" The truth is coming out and it doesn't look good for the former firemen. The trainer has already admitted to playing hardcore porn during a training session, and doesn't think there was anything wrong with that. That just shows the culture that Brenda Seymour had to deal with.

  • Pat
    January 22, 2016 - 10:31

    Spaniards Bay has a new brand...What a great town, do you firefighter training...watch a skin flick, cause it's fun...then get 200 people, including your daughters, out to a rally for support! WOW!

  • Kev
    January 22, 2016 - 10:26

    Good job putting Spaniard's Bay on the map, people! More effective than any cheesy and overproduced gov.nl.ca tourism ad! At least now women visiting Newfoundland will know which town to avoid.

  • Cecil
    January 22, 2016 - 10:22

    The whole council should resign and then let the people decide, My bet is Branda will not be on council or the SBFD

  • Retired
    January 22, 2016 - 10:22

    I have worked with many good fire departments over the years professionally, but there is more to this than being a good fireman. You simply cannot get on with this behaviour like showing porn etc; As for the group of demonstrators, they have have done nothing but show how they have no respect for themselves, their children, their town and anything right. If I was in this town hiring people for jobs, I would have a concern hiring anyone who was demonstrating to support cave people like these firemen are. Can you imagine if your nurses, teachers, social workers and other community leaders joined this group. I have two professional daughters would not want them to be near a fire chief who would do this. I applaud Brenda for taking a stand at the counsel meeting which is the right place to do it, not out on the street like a bunch of nuisances who have now discredited every good fireman/woman in this province. What a shameful crowd.

  • Rick
    January 22, 2016 - 09:59

    Where is Municipalities NL, and their hoped -for public leadership? Should they not have adjudicated the Mayor's action or inaction for his unbalanced support of the fire chief. Time to find a microphone MNL.

    • Kev
      January 22, 2016 - 10:26

      Rick, that is not what Municipalities NL is for.

  • Darrigan
    January 22, 2016 - 09:32

    Would the firemen and their supporters be offended if it was their daughter in a porno? Do the women at this protest mind being described by the firefighting instructor as "fire extinguishers" as the woman in the porno was described in the instructor's "joke"? Probably not in Spaniard's Bay.

    • Elsie
      January 22, 2016 - 11:31

      I have had the same thoughts as Darrigan,I really don't think anyone would be out protesting then. The damage is done,no turning back now,should never have happened in the first place if they had any respect for themselves or Brenda,and their town this never would have happen.

  • Wenmar
    January 22, 2016 - 09:24

    It just goes to show how deep misogyny runs. The thing that amazes me is that none of them are truly denying what happened! They just expect people to be able to 'take a joke'. SERIOUSLY! It's 2016, not 1980, everyone! Take some harassment training! I am not out to vilify these people - I am sure they are nice people, great husbands, loving fathers - but they have backward ideas on what is professional and what is not. And it doesn't matter they have a mostly male profession! There could be men among them too intimidated to say anything. IT IS A WORKPLACE. AGGGH!!!

    • Bayperson
      January 22, 2016 - 11:51

      I am sure you meant 1970 NOT 1980.....

  • Michael B.
    January 22, 2016 - 09:02

    Isn't it illegal to display pornography to an audience without their prior knowledge or consent? Regardless, it is not professional conduct at a training seminar and should be treated as such. If the citizens of Spaniards Bay believe this is acceptable professional behavior, then this demonstrates their lack of class.

  • Wenmar
    January 22, 2016 - 08:56

    I do hope that the female children of some of those families do not pursue a male dominating career. I'm shaking my head in disbelief!

  • Scary Crowd Indeed
    January 22, 2016 - 08:47

    I wouldn't want to mess with any of the crowd I just saw on NTV news, they were screaming & cheering on all the men like they were a bunch of hero's when they were a bunch of cowards. It actually scared the hell out of me seeing them this morning, it almost reminded me off a Walking Dead scene where the crowd comes together to eat one of there own!!!!!

  • BS
    January 22, 2016 - 08:46

    Didn't anyone read At the Council Meeting eyewitness comments?

  • Sean
    January 22, 2016 - 08:32

    it appears the community at large is as narrow minded as the fireman. The woman in question has done nothing wrong, but the chief and the trainer sure did. There is no place in todays society for the behavour they showed. Simple.

  • At the Council Meeting
    January 22, 2016 - 07:44

    I am a long time resident of Spaniard's Bay and witnessed the events at the latest council meeting when the fire fighters resigned. There was no discussion of sexual harassment or replacing the chief or anything else to do with the fire department until near the end of the meeting when former councillor Sherri Collins spoke. She was the fire departments liason with council and described how difficult her job had become. At the end of her speech, with tears in her eyes, she described how her and her children were being verbally abused by Brenda Seymour and that she was resigning from council. Right after that the firefighters who were in attendance (with the exception of Brenda) resigned and walked out in support of Ms. Collins - a person they had a lot of respect for. The ironic thing about it is the next day I see and hear Brenda Seymour all over the media talking about sexual harassment in the Fire Dept. No mention of Ms. Collins at all who was the real reason the firefighters resigned. All the headlines talk about a sexual harassment scandal and how the members resigned in support of the chief but that is just not true. They all resigned, chief included, in support of their council representative Sherri Collins. Its strange to see these people being vilified in the media right across the country for harassment when what they were doing was standing up for a woman who was being bullied and harassed by another woman.

    • Reality Check
      January 22, 2016 - 08:18

      if they are truly taking the high road and being misrepresented then they should speak up and say so. as it is, all they are saying is 'there is another side' without backing it up. as it is, it sounds like they just want to support each other, regardless of the allegations against them, which sounds like a confession to me. silence is always filled by somethnig, you have to make sure its filled by the right information.

    • RC
      January 22, 2016 - 09:04

      being verbally abused by seymour, allegedly, would not mean that the other things are not true. I look forward to a review from an outside agency. could be guilty parties all around. sexual harrassment is real, and so are other forms of harrassment. no one says a victim can not turn into an abuser.

    • roy206
      January 22, 2016 - 10:02

      Great letter.....When you have a fire, you are very happy to see the fire department, otherwise you just take the whole fire protection issue for granted....These people ate volunteers ....and have been for years....That, in itself, says something positive about every firefighter....PORN is everywhere.....move on....

    • Something missing
      January 22, 2016 - 10:56

      So for NO REASON Brenda Seymour was verbally abusing Sherri Collins and her children??? Hmmmm??? You stated that the reason Sherri Collins resigned was because Seymour was abusive. Okay did Collins happen to mention why a seemingly perfectly normal woman would randomly attack another woman and her children? Could you please enlighten us? Could it bethat Seymour shared her concerns with Collins?? I am playing devil's advocate here. I really want to know both sides of the story. But all I am hearing is one side so I am left to my own imagination as to why the other parties are not speaking out. Please for goodness sake if you have nothing to hide then don't hide.

    • Gerry
      January 23, 2016 - 13:17

      It sounds to me like the "verbal abuse" Ms. Collins describes was simply Ms. Seymour asking her repeatedly to DO HER JOB and respond to her complaints. If you need to harangue someone in order to get them to do their work, they never should have been in that position.

    • SkepticalNewfoundlander
      January 28, 2016 - 12:57

      @Reality Check Ross Snow did speak up. His entire story is posted on face book. The media took the quote they were looking for from it and swept the rest under the rug. I had some difficulty finding it. I can understand why the rest are staying silent. Anything they say will be used to vilify them. In my opinion the person who played the video should have been fired. The person who made the one sexual harassment comment I keep hearing about should have been fired. And Seymour should be fired for abusing her council position to bully the fire department to get more than her fair share of the training budget. And if rumours are true, Seymour's husband should be fired for what he allegedly said regarding people's children.

  • R. Galore
    January 22, 2016 - 07:40

    Are these supporters of the firefighters the same people that raised the Neanderthals in the Fire Dept.? How sad. Hope more women like Brenda Seymour speak up because there are many, and in more than just Fire Depts.

  • dave
    January 22, 2016 - 07:32

    Do they deserve the support? After all, they just up and resigned and left the town unprotected.

    • RC
      January 22, 2016 - 09:01

      good point. sounds like they are using bully tactics to get their way...mass resignation sounds irresponsible to me.

  • rc
    January 22, 2016 - 06:59

    sounds to me like more bully tactics...mob mentality kicking in here? they did not have to resign. they could have just stayed where they were and dealt with the 'allegations'. instead, they created the drama by quitting en masse. btw, what are they 'taking a stand' on? that is okay to treat a female co-worker the way they did? or are they saying they did not do those things...

  • Jack
    January 22, 2016 - 05:02

    This whole situation just turns my stomach. Sexual harassment is endemic in fire halls across the country and we're supposed to believe the firemen of Spaniards Bay are ...what? I don't know what they expect me to think. Why did all these men just resign and not issue a public statement? Sounds like a case of guilty conscious to me.

  • Carmen
    January 22, 2016 - 01:28

    All power to Brenda Seymour. Seems like she's been a professional through all the turmoil. It's not the 1800's anymore people.

  • CBNGuy
    January 21, 2016 - 22:20

    They are former firefighters

  • hslaw
    January 21, 2016 - 21:28

    Its funny that this lady has been accused of making false statements when the guy admitted to showing the video. I can promise you one thing. If the wives and girl friends of the guys who watched the video thinks its ok for their daughter to be in a crowd of men looking at porn they them selves better do some soul searching

  • Tim Waker
    January 21, 2016 - 21:05

    What a backwards town

  • Vicki Kell
    January 21, 2016 - 20:40

    No word in this article about allegations made by Seymour about Fire Chief, Jeremy Hall's training methods. It is obvious that Hiscock is allowing his mgmt. staff to conduct inappropriately, its a toxic work environment and its plagued the workers and communities opinions too. When I call the fire department, I expect some knowledge and training, not sexism. If volunteers are not trained properly they should not answer calls for their safety and ours. Thank Goodness I have Fire Insurance.