Volunteer EMS Responder Suspended

A volunteer EMS responder in Boone County has been suspended for 45 days after an inappropriate Facebook post on New Year’s Eve.

The Boone County Fire District Board of Directors met in a closed session yesterday [Friday] and were briefed by staff on the findings of an internal investigation that had been conducted over the course of 3 days. They also heard from the volunteer who made the post.

After discussion it was the unanimous decision of the board to suspend the volunteer and to require him to complete diversity and harassment training as well as mandatory counseling through the fire district’s Employee Assistance Program. The volunteer will also issue a public apology.

The Boone County Fire Protection District is working to implement strategies to prevent further instances in the future.

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