David Kimbrell

A former North Georgia fire chief is out of a job after he was caught on video having sex with a male firefighter he hired.

Project Q reports that David Kimbrell – a longtime fire chief and emergency management director in Hall County was abruptly terminated after video surfaced of him and the unnamed firefighter engaged in an intimate sex act.

Hall County officials have a zero tolerance policy on fraternizing with co-workers. Kimbrell was fired the same day officials reviewed video found on a county computer server, according to WSB-TV.

"After reviewing the facts of this matter with you, and following a review with Human Resources, given the egregious nature of the offense, your employment with Hall County is hereby terminated effective immediately," interim County Administrator Jock Connell wrote in a hand-delivered termination letter.

The letter listed 5 policy violations committed by Kimbrell, including conduct or language that could be interpreted as harassment, possession or storage of inappropriate material in the workplace, engaging in disruptive and unsettling behavior, violating the county's mission and objectives, and violating the county's ethics program.

WSB reports the video showed Kimbrell engaged in a sex act with a younger male firefighter whom he hired as fire chief.

Kimbrell told The Gainesville Times that the video was stored on his personal computer and it was mistakenly uploaded to the company server.

"My personal computer backed up to the county network, and there was some stuff on there that they considered inappropriate,” Kimbrell told The Times Monday afternoon.

“It was just a policy violation and nobody’s fault but mine. No hard feelings against the county,” Kimbrell added.

A police officer escorted Kimbrell to his office to collect his belongings after he was terminated on Thursday.

  • Chocolate

    People in positions to hire should be screened better bc he clearly considered non-work related skills when hiring this male tart, who should be fired too.

  • Pamela

    How refreshing. Someone that takes personal responsibility for their unfortunate actions. A lot of politicians could learn a thing or two from this disgraced firefighter.

  • You Could Never

    I told yall Kevin was going to rehab/therapy

    "You Could Never 3 days ago
    Kevin will be in rehab for alcoholism by the COB tomorrow. No later than say Thursday."

    http://www.eonline.com/news/891051/kevin-spacey-to-seek-evaluation-and-treatment-following-sexual-misconduct-allegations

  • Pamela

    You did say it. Lol

  • You Could Never

    Its a formula. They ALL do it once caught. Every last one of them. I wonder if its in their managers or PR rep handbook lol

  • Pamela

    Bill Cosby is the exception. Maybe he's using his blindness instead.

  • You Could Never

    and that what you just said? is precisely it. the therapy route is used for sympathy. he already HAD a sympathy card to play. all of them can save it. I dont believe you and neither do a whole lot of others sir

  • Kim’s Original Face

    “My personal computer backed up to the county network, and there was some stuff on there that they considered inappropriate,”

    Wait what?? "that they considered inappropriate"...did you not think this was inappropriate sheesh

  • 100milesperhour

    "It was just a policy violation and nobody’s fault but mine. No hard feelings against the county,” Kimbrell added. He's embarrassed as fk but trying to play it cool. As if the county's concerned about your feelings one way or another. Men in those type positions are usually married w/a family.

  • Miss Thang

    I'm not understanding why he needed to be fired. If he was doing a good job before this incident, then don't see this as a firing offense.

  • Kayke

    Hey soothsayer, you got those winning lottery numbers?

  • Kayke

    Sleeping with the person he hired for a superior position is potential misuse of authority and definitely fraternizing.

  • Malcom Flex

    That's so common.

  • Craig Sneed

    I reported a situation like this one concerning DDS to the State Inspector general and it was swept under the rug. I guess the state has different rules.

  • tintin

    bet you he's married.

  • Nonya Bizness

    He was relived of his Fire Chief Duties in 2014. That's when he hired his boo thang.He was the Hall County Director of Emergency Management. His Fire Chief Boo resigned.https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/hall-fire-chief-resigns/

  • NeverSurprised

    You don't understand why he was fired? Really? He had sex with a subordinate who reported to him, them stored video of that sexual encounter on a company computer.
    What more has to happen for someone to understand why he was fired?

  • NeverSurprised

    Yep.

  • Miss Thang

    I just don't think that's a fireable offense. Maybe the subordinate wanted to have sex with him. The subordinate did not complain of sexual abuse or harassment. so, what's the problem? erase the footage from the computer and keep it moving. Adults are going to do adult things.

  • NeverSurprised

    And when they do "adult" things in violation of STATED COMPANY POLICY, they will find themselves on the "adult" unemployment line.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Seems pretty basic to me.
    Besides, most major companies/organizations specifically prohibit sexual/romantic relationships between an employee and their supervisor.... primarily because if things go bad, that opens them up to a sexual harassment lawsuit which can cost them millions.

  • Keisha Hannah

    Now i am not saying that none of these reports are not true. But when the media wants to shove a distraction down our throats they lay it on thick.

  • Miss Thang

    right.. I understand that it's against company policy. I just think the company policy is stupid.

  • Look@m3

    I think it was policy not to have sex with co workers and I think because he was hired by him didn't look to favorable. Its kind of like how teachers have sex with students and its policy not to do it even tho these are minors but there are rules and policys with some jobs and violating those rules would mean termination even if they were consenting adults.

  • Look@m3

    Yeah I was wondering about that too. Are they both getting fired because they both violated. Weird story.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's going to be hard for him to find another job, that's for sure.
    At least, a good quality job.

  • Yoni7

    I bet he's married too. LOL

  • Yoni7

    LOL I just said this. LMAO

  • Yoni7

    So somebody was performing an act on you or the other way around? Why did YOU report it?

  • hottlanta

    He's white. He got white folks fired. He got a nice severance package and everything. He will have another job in 2 weeks.

  • Yoni7

    There are company rules for company reasons:

    Hall County officials have a zero tolerance policy on fraternizing with co-workers.

    5 policy violations committed by Kimbrell, including conduct or language that could be interpreted as harassment, possession or storage of inappropriate material in the workplace, engaging in disruptive and unsettling behavior, violating the county’s mission and objectives, and violating the county’s ethics program.

    Could you violate a plethora of rules in your company handbook and still have a job?

  • Yoni7

    AND workplace shootings. Just sayin', it's the world we live in.

  • Ms..N

    Nasty bastard!!!Fraternize on your own personal time. ..Lol

  • Miss Thang

    Could you violate a plethora of rules in your company handbook and still have a job? No I couldn't.
    My opinion on this particular case is that I just don't think those rules are reasonable expect employee follow. That is my opinion.

  • GuestSTAR

    Love to be a fly on the wall when he got home and had to explain why he lost his job.

  • TeeTee

    really - you don't store shit on your computer.... or phone. Rule #1

  • stacee

    This happened in my grandmother's hometown.The local news didn't go into details.They just said he resigned.

  • Karen Brady

    "No hard feelings against the county,” Kimbrell added. No pun intended.

  • Quitedeliteful

    My personal computer backed up to the county network
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I'm not even gonna touch the other stuff. The stupidity of this right here is enough. What a loser....

  • Craig Sneed

    Top official had an affair with my ex-wife, that worked directly for him.

  • Yoni7

    Oh wow. If they brushed it under the rug, then they knew SHE was for everybody.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Maybe if he wasn't dumb enough to have it recorded and stored on his computer and then dumb enough not to erase it and let it get stored on the company network they could bend the rules if they chose to do so but this guy is a moron. His judgement is so poor they had no choice but to let him go. You're fuggin in the office and don't take care to be discreet?!?!? Notwithstanding company policy, they had to let him go because he's really too stupid to keep around. No common sense.

  • Yoni7

    He'd make like it was no big deal..........he looks like the type.

  • Yoni7

    I just don't think those rules are reasonable expect employee follow..

    WOW. So what would be reasonable?

  • Craig Sneed

    Yes so ethics only apply to certain people. Not head of State agencies. Reporting it only gives them ammo needed to cover it up depending on who it is

  • Guess Who

    SMDH

  • KLo
  • Miss Thang

    ok, I agree. I would fire him for just being stupid lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Dude is dumb as a stump! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Drea982

    I mean they ARE grown men so whatever but why is your personal computer backed up to the county, retard? Good grief.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Ew

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Slurping up those lil young boys. I tell you, when I see middle aged or older gays, the lifestyle looks pretty depressing cuz it seems like this is as good as it gets....ending up on your knees nibbling the mushroom of a hired twink.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sounds like this isn't your ride on the rodeo. You know exactly how the game of life plays out for white folks. He'll be just find. Now if fire chief Kwanza Johnson did this, he's done. 'Welcome to Wal-mart, I'm Kwana.'

  • Diva4lyfe

    OMG LMAO not Welcome to Wal-mart