PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano fireplace captain has accomplished his 24 hour suspension, after he admitted to asking a paramedic for assist getting his unvaccinated spouse a vaccine card.
According to Plano Fire Rescue data, Captain Richie Floyd was planning to go to New York City along with his spouse this October. They’d already booked a room, flights, and Broadway tickets, when the town’s mayor introduced proof of vaccination can be required for any indoor eating or entertainment.
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Floyd defined in a press release his spouse had contracted COVID the earlier December, recovered, and was now selecting to not obtain a vaccine, which left their plans in peril.
But, firefighters are sometimes additionally paramedics, who can, and typically do, administer COVID vaccines.
Plano Fire Rescue data present Floyd approached one of many metropolis’s firefighter/paramedics, whom he outranks.
In an e-mail, Floyd confessed “I chose to ask (him) if he would be able to help me get a CDC vaccine card and to possibly document lot numbers on the card.”
Captain Floyd mentioned the firefighter “at no time seemed hesitant or reluctant.”
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After getting the request, although, data present he notified his personal captain, who reported Floyd to the division’s administration.
Asked to clarify, Captain Floyd shared his account of what had occurred in an e-mail.
“If at any time after our conversation he began feeling uncomfortable he should have contacted me and informed me. (He) has my phone number and could have easily called or sent a text, but he did not,” wrote Floyd.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General has warned promoting clean vaccine playing cards is illegitimate and lawyer generals in not less than 46 states have made efforts to crack down on the issue of vaccine card fraud.
Following an inner evaluate, Plano’s Fire Chief suspended Floyd for twenty-four hours.
In a letter briefing metropolis council on the matter, he quote Floyd as saying, “I apologize for my lack of consciousness and lapse of judgement in this matter, for putting a brother in a situation I should never have put him, for acting in haste, for my lack of moral character, for brining a stain upon the PFR officer corps and our department. I ask all involved to forgive me for all I have done concerning this matter and the extra work I have created.
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Asked for comment, Plano Fire Rescue responded, “Plano Fire Rescue administrators carried out appropriate discipline in this matter in accordance with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. We now consider the incident closed.”