Mobile (AL) Fire Chief Speaks on Fire Truck Use Investigation

Bryan D’angelo insists he did nothing wrong in relation to a campaign sponsored Family Fun Day this weekend. D’Angelo submitted an email to Mobile Fire Rescue requesting the fire trucks. He said the email shows he was upfront and clear about who was making the request and why.

Pictures taken by a Fox Ten News viewer show fire trucks at a Family Fun day event sponsored by District Court Judge candidate Bryan D’Angelo, who is also a Mobile firefighter.

Interim Fire Chief Randy Smith said Tuesday he was called about incident Sunday afternoon.

Chief Smith is now investigating to determine how the department will deal with the violation, and whether disciplinary action will be taken.

“There was no hiding of anything, or no disguising of anything everything was up front and i want to make sure that that was made public,” D’Angelo said.

D’Angelo gave Fox Ten a copy of the email he sent to request the fire trucks. He said he was very clear about who was making the request and why.

“I started the email off saying, ‘My campaign is hosting a Family Fun Day.’ That’s the very first words of the email, and it’s signed my me with our campaign signature on there, ‘Committee to Elect Bryan D’Angelo,’ so everything was very up front,” he explained.

That email was sent to Deputy Chief Mark Hansberry. The Mobile Fire Rescue website states Hansberry is responsible for emergency services, “as well as developing programs to allow for emergency response units to interface with the community they serve.”

The public information officer for Mobile Fire Rescue confirmed that the request was approved by Hansberry.

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