Video Released of Florida Medic Tossing Patient Off Stretcher

A video showing a frustrated Brevard County Paramedic flipping a patient off a stretcher has been released by the State Attorney’s Office in Brevard County.

Paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck was fired by Brevard County Fire Rescue and charged with felony assault on an elderly or disabled person. The charge was recently reduced to a misdemeanor and Hallenbeck is expected to accept a plea deal.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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