All 12 members of the Cosmopolis Fire Department — situated in Grays Harbor County — resigned in protest over the weekend.
The department is comprised entirely of volunteers for the town of roughly 1,600 people. They explained their decision in a post on Facebook, blaming Cosmopolis Mayor Kyle Pauley for removing “necessary funding, and leadership where it was most needed without plans or communication to restructure their organization.”
The post details a list of allegations against Pauley, including that he “ignored warnings” regarding a fire engine that needed repairs for months, that he “denied requests for purchase orders for materials
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