Friday, June 21, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KCFD HOT MESS!!! LEADERSHIP CHANGE UNDERWAY AMID KANSAS CITY POLITICAL CONFLICT!!!
Behind the scenes, tempers flare at the Kansas City Fire Department and potentially explosive political conflict among bosses has ignited what could be a radical transformation.
Moreover . . . Because City Hall and the MSM are dedicated to keeping Kansas City stupid on the topic of local government, this news item won't break until much later despite the fact that we've had more than a few KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS attempt to share a few different elements of this story that have been silenced so far.
Again, we'll tread lightly because there are actually more than a few people involved in this drama whom TKC greatly admires and appreciates.
The basics and the essential truth . . .
THERE IS A MASSIVE LEADERSHIP SHIFT UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW AT KCFD AMID VICIOUS UNION INFIGHTING!!!
Caveat, yes, union dudes ALWAYS fight with one another and there's no shortage of gossip and double dealing among politically motivated denizens. But this time it's worse as fire dudes jockey for position as a new administration takes power.
Respectfully, we're obliged to note that many of our longtime favorite fire department workers have consistently lamented the "politics" that has become an integral part of KCMO firefighter life.Real talk: 99.8% of KCFD is comprised of people who would rather spend their days and risk their lives trying to help people in need rather than attempt to garner political power.
Nevertheless, in the aftermath of a contentious election. There is no denying effort to wield influence and garner more clout among all KCMO departments including many among 1st-responder leadership.
And so, let's enjoy toasty blind item goodness because this hot mess is getting serious but we're smart enough to keep a safe distance . . .
- An FD leader has been temporarily banned from all KCMO fire houses because of an altercation that was either akin to an MMA smackdown, a school yard kerfuffle or a classic movie spilled drink insult.
- Could we get a new lady KCFD Fire Chief??? That seems too hopeful but possibly a hint at one of the most impressive signs of change that the department could celebrate.
- The radio silence on this dept. turmoil is the first big favor to Mayor-Elect Quinton Lucas who is championing "systemic" change whilst also putting some of the most connected longtime power players in key positions at 12th & Oak.
And so, as usual, our blog community TKC reporting will spark newsies into action as legacy media burns out or is simply tempered by an exceptionally likeable new elected official taking power.
Meanwhile, TKC KEEPS THE FIRE . . .
Developing . . .