Ex-Spring Valley Fire Inspector Fights for Job after Being Let Go

The head of the Rockland County Illegal Housing Task Force is questioning the Mayor of Spring Valley’s decision to fire the village’s only full-time fire inspector. Justin Schwartz says Mayor Alan Simon fired John Zajack unexpectedly, just shy of his 6-month probationary period. Schwartz says Zajack scored second highest in the state on his inspector’s exam, and has tremendous experience as both a fire chief in Rockland and in the public sector…

Audio: Justin Schwartz

Zajack is reportedly filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against the village to get his job back. Simon could not be reached for comment.

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