Union wants Saratoga Springs fire chief out as city finishes preparing disciplinary charges

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The attorney for embattled Saratoga Springs Fire Chief Joseph Dolan is calling the request by the firefighters union to have him removed the latest part of a political hit job by Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino and members of the department.

The union announced Friday that it had voted no confidence in the fire chief, who is currently awaiting disciplinary charges by Montagnino.

The union voted 52 in favor, seven against and seven abstentions, Montagnino said.

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