Suspended Ogdensburg firefighter to return to work

Suspended Ogdensburg firefighter to return to work
Ogdensburg Fire Department (Source: WWNY)

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - Suspended Ogdensburg firefighter Brian Kirby will return to work Friday evening. That’s according to Ogdensburg Professional Firefighters Local 1799 President Jason Bouchard.

He said City Manager Stephen Jellie has lifted the suspension and will not seek to have Kirby fired.

Instead, Bouchard said Kirby will receive a letter of reprimand that will be removed from his file in one year if nothing further occurs.

Jellie filed a criminal complaint against Kirby after Kirby allegedly shoved Jellie at a council meeting in September.

Following talks between Ogdensburg and the firefighters union Friday, the city said, “It’s our sincere hope that this spirit of partnership and accomplishment will carry over into negotiations to reduce the size and structure of the fire department.”

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