July 5, 2015

City closes fire department probe

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 30, 2012

SALISBURY — The city has closed the internal investigation into sexual misconduct at the Salisbury Fire Department.

Through the course of the investigation, the following disciplinary action was taken:

• Tim Grisham, engineer — terminated.

• Chet Hedrick, fire control specialist II — terminated.

• Jeremi Carter, fire control specialist II — terminated.

• Shawn McBride, captain, demoted to engineer and suspended five 24-hour shifts without pay.

Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell is expected to issue a statement at 3 p.m. today.

In early 2011, Parnell fired three other firefighters and suspended Hedrick after a previous investigation into sexual misconduct.

The Post will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.