The following statement was released today by T. Scott Wilkey, communications director of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association (HPFFA):
“Bryan Sky-Eagle, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Associa-tion, resigned today after a tumultuous year in office. During this past year:
• The HPFFA Board of Directors filed more than 20 formal administrative charges against him with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Mr. Sky-Eagle faced an upcoming IAFF trial of the pending charges.
• Mr. Sky-Eagle commenced litigation against the IAFF without the authorization of the Board of Directors.
• 93 percent of our voting members rejected a contract proposal he negotiated with the Parker Administration.
“While we question Mr. Sky-Eagle’s explanation for his resignation, we support his decision to resign. With this difficult year behind us, the 3,800 men of the women of the HPFFA look forward to refocusing our Association’s attention and resources on protecting our members’ wages, benefits and workplace conditions, and on delivering excellent service, being good stewards of city resources, and giv-ing back in the community.