A Philadelphia battalion chief is in disciplinary trouble over a YouTube video he made in 2009 that shows him singing the National Anthem while eating cookies and joking with fellow firefighters. BC John Grillone faces charges of “conduct unbecoming” by Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. The firefighter who took the video, Charles Tizol, received a four week suspension without pay.
Chief Grillone is a 38 year veteran, and claims he was merely trying to boost morale. His disciplinary hearing began last week.