Iowa Firefighter, Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator Fired for Being Drunk at Scene

After pleading guilty to public intoxication, Dickinson County's top emergency official is fired


After pleading guilty to public intoxication, Dickinson County's top emergency official is fired. Timothy Kinnetz, a volunteer firefighter and emergency management coordinator for the county pleaded guilty the charge after he arrived drunk at a boating accident on West Okoboji Lake earlier this month.

When the 31-year-old Kinnetz arrived at the scene of the June 15th accident, police say he had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and a staggered stance. Officers say Kinnetz refused five times to take a breath test.