The City of Marco Island Fire Rescue Department has terminated the employment of Marco Island Firefighter/EMT Nicolas Macchiarolo following his February 28th no contest plea to charges of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony. Macchiarolo, who is on probation for three years, was arrested in May 2018 for sending sexual texts to a minor female.
The following statement has been issued by the City of Marco Island Fire Rescue Chief Michael Murphy:
Marco Island Fire Rescue Department takes very seriously the conduct of its employees. FF/EMT Macchiarolo has been given written notice of his termination effective immediately March 7, 2019. The actions and admissions by FF/EMT Macchiarolo are not consistent with the integrity, trustworthiness and decorum expected of a Firefighter of the City of Marco Island.