DELAWARE, Ohio (WTVN)--Three members of the Orange Township Fire Department have been fired, after an investigation revealed they were hazing a fellow firefighter.
The trustees made the decision Monday to dismiss the Firefighter, Lieutenant and Captain, after the victim, a part-time firefighter, requested a transfer to another station in September.
The hazing included verbal and physical abuse, according to the results of an investigation. A 4th firefighter was implicated in the abuse, but was not fired.
Those reports show the firefighter was forced to carry a trash can around his neck; that he was verbally abused and called “a f****ing embarrassment;” and that he was frequently hit and smacked in the groin area.
The abuse occurred at Fire Station 361 on Gooding Boulevard.
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