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Ky. EMT Claims She was Fired for Whistle-Blowing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A whistle-blower who complained to WLKY News about excessive mandatory overtime at Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services has been fired.

On Monday afternoon, emergency medical technician Patty Greer spoke to WLKY exclusively about her overtime concerns at EMS. Two days later, she was fired.

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Ky. EMT Claims She was Fired for Whistle-Blowing

Louisville, Ky.—Patty Greer was fired from her position as EMT for Louisville Metro EMS. She believes she was fired for  speaking out about excessive mandatory overtime. However, Louisville Metro EMS Chief of Staff Kristen Miller says it was due to violation of their agency’s policies. Greer reportedly dozed off while entering data at a patient’s home.

“[When someone] violates a procedure or policy that puts a patient at risk … those things are going to have to be addressed,” says Miller.

To read more about addressing mandatory overtime within your agency, read Gary Ludwig’s column, “Tackling Mandatory Overtime.”