Firefighter Investigated over CPR Program


 
 

Sara Brown, Boston Globe | | Thursday, May 6, 2010


The state office that oversees paramedic certification is investigating a Lexington firefighter following allegations that he improperly issued recertification papers to fellow firefighters and private ambulance workers.

Carl F. Valente, Lexington’s town manager, said in a press release that the state Office of Emergency Medical Services is looking into the activities of Mark Culleton.

Valente said that the investigation began after the state received anonymous complaints about Culleton.

“It has been alleged that Culleton, who serves as the Fire Department’s recertification coordinator, issued CPR recertification certificates to Lexington firefighters who had not attended the state-required recertification course,’’ Valente said in the statement.

“It has also been alleged that Culleton has improperly recertified emergency medical technicians and paramedics who work for a private ambulance company,’’ the press release continued. “Culleton provides this service as part of a private business he operates.’



Related Links:



Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, Industry News, Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Three Kentucky Firefighters Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge

Campbellsville tower ladder comes in contact with power lines.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

NAEMT: Transforming EMS

A look inside at the Mobile Healthcare Paramedic system.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Austin-Travis County Community Health Paramedic Program

Overview of program provides operation and referral details.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Flight Paramedic’s Perfect Weekend

Carilion Lifeguard Flight Paramedic shares what would make his perfect weekend.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Numerous Rescues during Arizona Flooding

Severe flooding across the region prompted several rescues.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Colorado Hiker Rescue

Injured hiker spent three hours in a crevice.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Airlift at Swiss Train Derailment

Helicopters used to help reach the injured.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >