CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Fire Department says a recent audit shows sloppy record-keeping but contends firefighters received the required training to respond to fires and emergencies.
The audit was triggered by reports earlier this year that some firefighters got credit for training they didn't receive. The issue came up as part of an investigation involving allegations that payroll abuses occurred by firefighters illegally paying co-workers to work their shifts.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/VpHlZt ) reports that auditors didn't identify widespread problems with firefighters attending training, though in some cases firefighters were credited with participating in fire drills on days they were absent or traded shifts.
The audit found sloppy record-keeping, lax oversight of overtime and other issues. But there was no indication of criminal wrongdoing, and no discipline is planned.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com