Chicago Fire Investigates Medic for YCMTSU Lewd Behavior

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic is on paid administrative leave as the department investigates allegations that he masturbated repeatedly at work, apparently in full view of his colleagues.

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the unnamed medic was assigned to a Firehouse on the South Side, and that rumors about his outrageous behavior have been swirling about the department for over a year. The paper reports that the lewd behavior took place on apparatus and in various locations in the firehouse.

The Sun Times article tied the allegations to previous sexual misconduct scandals in the Chicago Fire Department, including the termination of a firefighter from Truck 24 earlier this year for having sex with his girlfriend at the station, and an older scandal involving a prostitute who frequented as many as five stations a night for an 11-year period.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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