Ware was named chief this year by the new Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District board.
Ware came to Colorado after serving a year's probation in Huron, Ohio, for a 2009 misdemeanor after he sent a photo of male genitals to a group of recipients, including a minor.
In 2006, Ware was cited for providing alcohol to minors at a party.
Ware tells the Pueblo Chieftain the firefighters are upset because he fired one firefighter and five others resigned.
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