Second Key Peninsula firefighter fired over Wenatchee conference incident

A Key Peninsula Fire battalion chief has been fired after an incident this summer at an annual conference in Wenatchee during which an underage volunteer allegedly got drunk and flooded a hotel bathroom.

The Board of Fire Commissioners voted unanimously to terminate battalion chief Robert Bosch on Tuesday night, according to a press release issued late Wednesday. Bosch had been with the Key Peninsula Fire Department for 20 years.

He's the second firefighter from the department to be fired over the incident. In August, Fire Chief Tom Lique terminated 20-year-old volunteer firefighter Tim Nelson for his part in the episode at a Wenatchee hotel in June.

At the time, Lique also disciplined a battalion chief, volunteer lieutenant and an office employee for not putting a stop to the young man's drinking and for not disclosing what happened to fire district management.

Bosch was fired Tuesday for his role in the incident and his later attempt to conceal what happened from the department's administration, according to a press release.