Report: Montclair Firefighters Admitted Being Paid To Take Others’ Shifts

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating claims that at least one Montclair Fire Department member paid others to take his shifts, Montclair Local has learned.

The allegations are described in a report by Montclair Affirmative Action Officer Bruce Morgan, generated as part of his investigation into Black fire department members’ claims that the scoring rubric for a September 2021 promotions exam was stacked against them, and in favor of candidates the department leadership preferred, including Fire Chief John Herrmann’s son.

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