Former Fire Chief Anthony Goode has been demoted, but not fired, the city announced Tuesday, a move that will allow him to work the additional months required to collect an early pension.
Goode will become a senior firefighter when he returns from vacation this spring, according to Mayor Mike Purzycki's office. He will be placed on "special assignment" for about five months until he is eligible to retire. He will be assigned a to-be-determined administrative assignment by the new chief and will not work in fire suppression, said John Rago, Purzycki's deputy chief of staff for policy and communications.
Goode made $109,546.62 last year, the 12th highest paid employee in the city, according to Wilmington salary data.