Edmond Fire Chief Resigns Following 2-Month Long Investigation


Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:50 am
By: News 9


Edmond's Fire Chief, who is accused of creating a hostile work environment and corruption, has submitted his resignation.

Edmond City Manager Larry Stevens announced Friday that Fire Chief Jake Rhoades has submitted his resignation, effective on Monday, August 4.

Three firefighters filed formal complaints, accusing Rhoades of creating a hostile work environment and corruption. A two-month long investigation came to an end in the beginning of July as the city took unspecified disciplinary action against Rhoades.

Rhoades has served in the position since November 2012. 

Stevens said a national search will begin soon for a replacement. Battalion Chief Doug Hall, who was appointed Acting Fire Chief on July 16, will serve as Interim Fire Chief until a replacement is named.