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Ohio paramedics fired after incorrectly declaring woman dead

Two Springfield Township medics have been fired; the fire chief and assistant chief remain on leave

By Bill Carey

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Springfield Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to fire two paramedics who incorrectly declared a woman dead in January.

The two paramedics, the fire chief and the assistant fire chief were placed on administrative leave after the incident, WTVG reported.

The paramedics who were fired were identified as Aiden Yoon and William Fordyce.

The investigation, which included a review of police body-worn camera footage, concluded that both paramedics failed to follow basic procedures before declaring the patient dead.

The fire chief and assistant fire chief remain on administrative leave pending a decision by the board of trustees.