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Racist comments following Zoom meeting permanently closes Pennsylvania fire department

Fire department to disband and cease operations after racist remarks following Zoom meeting on fire department consolidation

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Corey Davis & Dann Cuellar, WPVI-TV:

A Delaware County fire company accused of making racist remarks during a recorded Zoom call will disband and cease operations.

An attorney who is representing the Briarcliffe Fire Company told Action News Wednesday that members deny anyone in the township was “ever treated differently or discriminated against based upon their race,” but due to “frenzied public perception not based in fact,” the company can no longer function.

The Briarcliffe Fire Company was originally suspended for 30 days back in February after a recording revealed offensive comments about Black firefighters and residents.

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