Cleveland Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis set to retire, effective Friday, August 16.

He came under fire after he threatened to stab his fellow firefighters in the neck.

McGinnis was assigned to non-supervisory, administrative duties at the Emergency Operations Center on August 1 while the Department of Public Safety conducted an internal review of McGinnis’ training records and state-required certifications.

McGinnis has been a Cleveland Firefighter for 27 years.

The Civil Service Commission will review the process necessary for Mayor Jackson to appoint a new Chief of Fire.

In the meantime, Assistant Chief Patrick Kelly will serve as Interim Chief of Fire.

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