Ind. firefighter-EMT fired over racist Facebook post

An Air Force veteran took a screenshot of the photo and comment and reported it to the department

By EMS1 Staff

SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. — A firefighter-EMT was terminated this week after allegedly posting a racist photo and comment on Facebook. 

The South Haven firefighter-EMT allegedly posted a photo in July of a moving company with a derogatory reference toward African Americans, reported the NWI Times

Although the firefighter-EMT said he is not responsible for the post, Trevez Richards, an Air Force veteran and community member, took a screenshot of the photo and comment. Richards sent a message to the firefighter-EMT, who deleted the post. Following the incident, Richards contacted the department to inform them of the post. 

“We absolutely do not tolerate any types of this activity of this nature,” South Haven Deputy Chief Brandon Cotton said in July

The firefighter in question has not commented on his termination or the accusations surrounding the post.

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