Thursday, October 14, 2004

I'm on fire!

Nineteen firefighters in Sacramento, California have been disciplined for using city fire engines to meet women, including at a local event in which people dressed as porn stars, an official said Wednesday.

The misconduct investigation began in early July after reports of firefighters using city vehicles to cruise bars in the often sleepy state capital. Later six firefighters were caught taking three city vehicles to a "Porn Star Costume Ball."

The population of Sacramento is about 600,000. In 2003 the SMFD reported 56,700 incidents. The SMFD has 673 paid employees spread over 42 fire stations.