The City of Miami Fire Department issued termination letters to six firefighters Wednesday, after they were accused of "sexually explicit and racially offensive conduct."
The Sept. 9 incident at the City of Miami Fire Station 12 at 1455 NW 46 St., reportedly targeted a firefighter, who said he isn't ready to talk about what happened. Fred Delgado, the Miami International Association of Firefighters president, said in a statement the attack was disturbing.
"We expect all of our members to be provided a safe, comfortable workplace," Delgado said.
His six colleagues -- Capt. William Bryson, Lt. Alejandro Sese, David Rivera, Harold Santana, Justin Rumbaugh and Kevin Meizoso -- were accused of trying to intimidate him with a hanging noose. He is African American.
The firefighters were also accused of vandalizing his family photos with sexual symbols.
Chief Joseph Zahralban didn't tolerate the behavior reported and the City of Miami Police Department launched an investigation, City Manager Daniel Alfonso said. During the investigation, Alfonso said the city suspended 11 firefighters with pay.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Zahralban plan to discuss the incident during a news conference Friday.