The Union's article covering Nevada County Consolidated District's Chief Fike placed on administrative leave used the term "wracked by strife between administration and the rank and file." This was reported as union issues representing the District's fire fighters and Chief Fike. Nevada County Consolidated District has evolved through recent years, growing in responsibilities and incident count, facing many challenges along the way - the economy and population growth to name a few.
Even while facing the recently "wracked by strife" issues, Chief Fike helped successfully steer the fire district through many complex and difficult issues. Chief Fike is a good fire chief.