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By Alex Ross 

Council committee holds hearing on complaint on firefighter firing


April 13, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

D.J. Olson listens to various people talk during a public hearing held Thursday in Havre City Hall on a complaint filed against the Havre Fire Department. The hearing was held because Olson, along with Havre's local firefighter union, is fighting his termination from the Havre Fire Department.

The Havre City Council's Labor Relations Committee heard from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 601, an attorney for the city and Fire Chief Mel Paulson Thursday during a public hearing on a complaint about the termination of a Havre Fire Department engineer.

Dustin "D.J." Olson filed a grievance in January against the department for his termination.

The grievance report form says the termination was not for good cause and was the result of an incomplete investigation with no specific evidence supporting the termination. Olson, the grievance report form said, was also n...

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