TAYLOR, Mich. -

Former Taylor Fire Chief Bob Tompos has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in federal court claiming he was wrongfully fired.

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Tompos says he was fired after telling Mayor Jeffrey Lamarand the department's fire gear was out of date and cuts to the department would slow response times. 

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Tompos also claims he was retaliated against for talking to the media about his concerns.

Tompos was fired in April.