Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau is on suspension pending the outcome of an investigation.
City Manager Darren Currie said he could not further comment on the suspension, citing personnel rules.
“When the investigation is completed, Currie said, “then I will make a decision.”
Emergency Services Director Hal Lowder is acting fire chief, Currie said. There will be no change in service.
“If you need help, help will still be there for you,” Currie said.
Yergeau was hired by the city in 2011. He served with the Charlotte fire services from 1980 until moving to Whiteville.