Cardiac & Resuscitation, News, Training

Phone Tip Led to EMT Card Scam

LEXINGTON, Mass. — The investigation began with an anonymous phone tip to the Department of Public Health: The caller claimed an EMT-paramedic for Salem-based Cataldo Atlantic Ambulance Service had received a recertification card without actually attending a mandatory advanced cardiac life-support training class.

State investigators requested documentation for the class, purportedly taught on Feb. 21 at the Burlington Police Department to five students. According to a state investigative report obtained by the Globe, they discovered that the course was never held.