Back to work: Fire chief reinstated

Suspension did not involve drunken-driving charge.
Cary Ashby
Oct 11, 2013

Rich Metzger is back as the volunteer Plymouth fire chief.

His reinstatement became effective Wednesday morning. Plymouth Mayor Tim Redden said the situation had nothing to do with a drunken driving charge from nearly a year ago, but rather the timeliness of Metzger filing 2012 reports and updates with the state fire marshal's office.

Metzger, 44, had been on paid administrative leave since Dec. 14. He has been the fire chief since Jan. 1, 2008 and is a full-time firefighter for the Springfield Township Fire Department.

A story about his reinstatement was published Thursday in the Norwalk Reflector.