West County Fire Chief Reportedly Demoted

David Frazier has been demoted as fire chief for West County EMS & Fire Protection District and doesn't know why, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Frazier has reportedly been demoted from chief to deputy chief of logistics of the .

The Post reports that the job change took place on June 11 and Frazier said he was not made aware of the reasons for the demotion. The article states that Deputy chief Jeff Sadtler is now acting as chief of the district.

Neither Frazier or Sadtler were able to be reached by Patch for comment or clarifiction Wednesday evening about the reported changes within the fire district.

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 As previously reported by Patch, Prior to that promotion, Sadtler had been with the district for five years. He came to the department from the Mehlville Fire Protection District where he worked as a paramedic for 10 years and had been a paramedic for a total of 18 years prior to the 2010 promotion.

The West County fire district serves a number of cities, including Town and Country, Manchester and nearby parts of unincorporated St. Louis County.

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Phyllis Mulford June 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM
First it was chaos at Monarch. now this. Can't these depts. just fight fires and save lives without it being a "Peyton Place"? Too many bosses!
jimmiebigballs June 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
To many bosses to much union BS. Trying to line their pockets at taxpayers expense. I think there should be an audit....a forensic one!
Gabrielle Biondo June 21, 2012 at 05:15 PM
West County has yet to return Patch's calls for a comment on this, but we have other info coming in from other sources, so check back for updates.


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