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Iowa ambulance director suspended without pay

The Washington County Board of Supervisors held closed-door sessions about personnel and management issues


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By Leila Merrill
EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON, Iowa — The Washington County Board of Supervisors suspended Ambulance Director Jeremy Peck on Thursday, the Southeast Iowa Union reported.

“The Board of Supervisors has been made aware of personnel and management issues with the ambulance department leadership, and the Board of Supervisors have spent significant time and effort to take this seriously and investigate those issues,” said Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. “Personnel matters are involved, and we are not at liberty to release any further details.”

Board members discussed the issues in three closed meetings that took a total of about seven hours over two weeks.

The board voted unanimously to place Peck on a one-month administrative leave of absence without pay beginning Oct. 27, and will require him to undergo training “by a human relations consultant” for the ambulance service, to be hired based on recommendations by ambulance liasions.