Tag Archives: Oklahoma City Fire Department

Oklahoma Enacts Law to Allow EMS Transport on Fire Apparatus in Emergencies

The State of Oklahoma has amended the statutes governing the delivery of emergency medical services to allow the transport of patients on emergency vehicles that are not ambulances when approved by medical control. The law is a direct response to a case out of the Oklahoma City Fire Department that resulted in discipline to a company officer for transporting a child on an engine in 2020

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OKC Settles Discrimination Suit for $175k

A lawsuit filed last year by an Oklahoma City firefighter has been settled for $175,000. Nicholas Martin claimed he had been harassed by his colleagues at Station 9 on numerous occasions during his short tenure on the department.

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Discipline, Deception and Hard Cases

Today’s burning question: I was disciplined last week because I called in sick to go to my daughter’s hockey game. Her team was in the championship and I could not get anyone to cover my shift. I am being demoted from captain to engineer but we had a captain who got caught lying on-duty and he got virtually no punishment. Why am I being demoted and he get’s a slap on the wrist? Answer: My father has a saying: hard cases make bad law.

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