A Westbrook firefighter who lost his job after being indicted for possessing a firearm as a felon has also lost his appeal of his firing.

James Gammon lost his job with the Westbrook Fire and Rescue Department in July. Gammon, was convicted of felony robbery in 1983, was arrested after Westbrook police learned he had firearms.

The State Board of Arbitration and Conciliation decided Wednesday the city had not violated the Teamster Local Union 340 contract when in fired Gammon.

In its ruling, the board members said they found it ironic and disturbing that given Mayor Colleen Hilton’s emphasis on honesty and trust, she was less than forthright with Gammon and his representatives when she described a meeting between them as  a “conversation” when in fact it was a hearing.