Updated:PENN HILLS, Pa. —
A Penn Hills volunteer firefighter is off the job Thursday for comments he allegedly made on Facebook.
Josh Korzendorfer is accused of posting racial Facebook comments that lead to an e-mail to fire Chief Shawn Snyder.
Snyder said the e-mail notified him that Korzendorfer made negative comments about black people to a friend on the social media website.
Snyder said that he terminated Korzendorfer’s membership while he checks the validity of the e-mail.
“It’s unfortunate, but I feel we acted in the most appropriate way possible,” said Snyder.
Penn Hills NAACP President Joyce Davis told Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson that she agrees that the proper action was taken.
“I think it really shows what they're about and what their mission and what their values are,” said Davis.
“What you post can hurt other people. It also can hurt you and hurt your reputation,” she said.
Davis, who has worked with the fire station at community events, told Hudson that the Facebook comments are not reflective of her experiences with the department.