Nashville FD Medic Paid While in Prison

A Nashville paramedic is in trouble for neglecting to inform his superiors that he was in jail while off on extended medical leave. Robert Plummer spent seven days behind bars in 2010 and nearly 3 months in jail in 2011. The Nashville Fire Department placed him on administrative leave pending disciplinary charges. Click Thru to see  a video on the case.

The case is reminiscent of Haverhill, Massachusetts firefighter Kevin Thompson who used an assortment of subs, vacation and sick time to cover 4 months in prison in New Hampshire.

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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