After nearly three hours, the North Okaloosa Fire District Commission decided on Thursday to table discussion of removing Fire Chief Ed Cutler for another month.


CRESTVIEW — After nearly three hours, the North Okaloosa Fire District Commission decided on Thursday to table discussion of removing Fire Chief Ed Cutler for another month.



The decision came after hearing public input and much discussion among the board during the fire district’s monthly meeting.



All five commissioners were present at the meeting, along with Department Attorney Jonathan Holloway, Cutler and Deputy Chief Danny Worrells. Cutler’s supporters filled the room.



Commissioners agreed there is a lack of communication between them and the chief. Both the commissioner and chief agreed to communicate better in the future.



"We came to agreement with the chief and the board, 5-0." Craig Shaw said. "I think we’re on the right track."