Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wilmington DE Fire Chief now carrying a firearm

 Chief Anthony Goode

Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode has been carrying a firearm for about a month, saying with increased code enforcement duties he and the mayor’s staff thought he should protect himself.

“Firefighters are always in dangerous situations. You never know what you’re going to be walking into,” Goode said, who was appointed fire chief by Mayor Dennis P. Williams in January.

Goode has been involved in several high-profile code enforcement actions over the past two months, including cracking down on three makeshift clubs run by the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club. While the city’s fire marshals also carry weapons, Goode said his decision to carry will not lead to all Wilmington firefighters arming themselves.

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