Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini notified 29 firefighters named last year by the state as participants in the EMT training scandal that they face discipline, including unpaid suspensions and possibly termination.
According to the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Haverhill Fire Chief Richard Borden has recommended that 22 of the firefighters be suspended without pay for 624 hours each — the equivalent of approximately 26, 24-hour shifts- and that the other seven firefighters implicated in the scheme be given unpaid suspensions of approximately 300 hours each. It was recommended those seven firefighters receive shorter suspensions because they were not up for EMT recertification in the year they allegedly participated in the scheme, officials said.
In Haverhill, firefighters receive an extra $1,500 per year if they are EMTs.
Police Chief Alan DeNaro led the city’s investigation.
For more information on this story see Massachusetts Police Legal’s article from November.