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Wife of dismissed firefighter appears before FPC

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The wife of a fired Milwaukee firefighter spoke before the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Thursday night, November 21st. During the meeting, she asked the commission for an explanation and another chance for her husband. The woman's husband is one of two firefighters trying to get their jobs back after being fired for allegedly vandalizing the Engine 32 Fire station.

"All Nate wants is a chance to get his job back," the wife said. "I just wish we could get some answers or some closure."

Nathan Fager and Joey Siegert were released from the fire department following a vandalism incident at a north-side firehouse.

The two men were probationary members of the department until early October, when they were dismissed, along with seven other members of Engine 32. All nine are accused of being at the station in late September when it was vandalized by fire personnel.

Sources tell FOX6 that at least some of the nine dismissed firefighters defecated on personal equipment, urinated in or on lockers, and allegedly placed a dead mouse in one locker.

A Milwaukee Fire Department Administrator tells FOX6 the decision to dismiss Fager and Siegert involved consideration of their entire probationary term, including the alleged vandalism for which they were present.

Nathan Fager and Joey Siegert have started a petition to get their jobs back.

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