Fire department major in Oklahoma faces punishment after driving burn patient to the hospital due to ambulance delay

  • Source: KFOR-TV NBC 4 Oklahoma
  • Published: 01/25/2021 12:00 AM

A disciplinary hearing was held Friday afternoon for an Oklahoma City Fire Department Major who rushed a young burn victim to the hospital in his fire engine after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance. Firefighters with knowledge about the disciplinary action tell KFOR that Maj. Corey Britt has been relieved of his role as a Senior Company Officer at Station 34. Britt was forced to sneak out the back of Station One Friday afternoon following his disciplinary hearing at headquarters. “We don’t transport patients,” said Fire Chief Richard Kelley with Oklahoma City Fire Department. “That’s not our job.” Kelley says this policy is also a state statute. Friday, the veteran of 25 years learned he will keep his pay and rank but will face what the chief calls “internal corrective measures”. Chief Kelley says the initial complaint against Britt came from EMSA, the emergency service that was more than 20 minutes late during the call on Christmas Eve. “Most of the times those calls are excellent, but if you miss the mark, we talk about it and correct it as necessary,” Deputy Chief Mike Walters with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said.


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