Several firefighters denied peace order following argument with co-worker

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Several Montgomery County Firefighters, who said they feared for their lives after an argument with another co-worker, will not receive the peace order they requested.
 
A district court judge handed down the ruling to three Bethesda-based employees on Wednesday afternoon.
 
The case stems from a verbal argument that happened on July 19.
 
According to court documents, Idris DeBruhl started screaming after noticing another firefighter’s vehicle with a Confederate flag on it.
 
This prompted Aleksandar Aleksandrov, James Smith and Jeff Fordtold to submit the peace order.
 
“In fact, the department has gone through some fairly robust training recently, within the last year or so, on several levels, where we have some online awareness of sensitivity and diversity training,” said Pete Piringer, Spokesperson, MCFRS.
 
Piringer said everyone involved in the case remains on-duty, and a separate investigation is being conducted by the department.

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