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Calls for Dallas Battalion Chief to Resign or be Fired for Facebook Posts

Battalion Chief Springer has been disciplined before for Facebook posts

Dallas Fire-Rescue Battalion Fire Chief Allan Springer (WFAA)

FirefighterNation Staff

DALLAS – WFAA reports that a Dallas Fire-Rescue battalion chief is in hot water over a Facebook post and it’s not the first time he’s been in this situation.

Battalion Fire Chief Allan Springer is under investigation for multiple posts that some say are racist.

Chief Springer’s post was a response on Facebook to pictures of bricks spotted in Dallas in the middle of the Black Lives Matter protests.

The post questioned if the bricks were dropped off to incite riots.

Chief Springer replied, “No s#@#. We need to find out who’s behind this and find a good tree to use.”

It is not the first time he has been in trouble for social media posts. WFAA confirmed he has been disciplined before for questionable Facebook posts.

There are some within the department who say that it is time for Springer to go and for department leaders to look at racism in the ranks.

“It’s disheartening to see that this bigotry was out in the open,” said Marcus Armstrong, who is head of the Black Fire Firefighters Association.

“Our association, the members that have reached out to me don’t feel comfortable with Chief Springer or working under him,” Armstrong told WFAA.

WFAA reached out multiple times to Chief Springer for comment and he has not responded.

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