Is Two Seconds Enough to Justify EMS Firings?

An administrative law judge rules the firings of two EMS employees who criticized their superiors were wrong. But the fight isn't over.


 
 

Seth Slabaugh | | Monday, October 13, 2008


MUNCIE -- Gary Gardner and Larry Swhier are seeking to expose what they call the real reason they got fired from their jobs with the Delaware County Emergency Medical Services.

"You're supposed to keep your mouth shut and not question anything that goes on," says Gardner, an advanced emergency medical technician. "The new phrase over there is, 'Open your mouth and you'll get Gary'd and Larry'd.'"

Gardner and Swhier, a paramedic, were fired on Jan. 31 after being accused of leaving a psychiatric patient alone in the back of their ambulance.

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