“You assume people know how to act at work. I guess we have work to do there.”

Joel Daniels, Safety-Service Director

MOUNT VERNON — The departure of Capt. Mike Treisch leaves a hole in the administration of the Mount Vernon Fire Department which will require the scheduling of a test of eligible officers to fill the opening.

It comes at a time when the department is in the process of hiring three new firefighter/emergency medical personnel. Twenty people took the test, and 18 passed, Mayor Richard Mavis reported. They have still to complete required physical tests.

Treisch, who was on suspension for inappropriate conduct while on duty in November, submitted a letter of resignation to the city Thursday afternoon. His letter said simply: “Please accept this letter as formal notification that I resign my position with the Fire Department of the City of Mount Vernon, Ohio, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity of working with the department over the past years.”

Daniels said, “We administered discipline. He was scheduled to return to work Feb. 14, but he resigned. We accepted it, so the matter is closed.”


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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