TORONTO – Three Toronto firefighters have lost their jobs over inappropriate comments made on social media.
Toronto fire Chief Jim Sales says the firings are the result of an internal investigation launched after a media report in August said two firefighters posted several sexist messages on Twitter.
Sales says those two firefighters along with a third one have now been let go after the probe discovered “significant findings” of inappropriate social media use and public comments that ran afoul of city policies.
A spokesman for the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association had suggested that the tweets may have been used in reference to quotes from a television show.
Sales said last month that Toronto Fire does not have its own policy on social media, but it follows all protocols for City of Toronto staff.
Two of the firefighters who have now been fired had been identified as Matt Bowman and Lawaun Edwards.