The Weymouth, Massachusetts firefighter who put a post on his personal Facebook page saying that he hates Narcan and wants drug addicts to die is getting a 90-day suspension and will not come to back to a firefighting position. Instead, city officials say he will be assigned to dispatch and have to undergo sensitivity and social media training. In addition, the IAFF local representing the firefighter has distanced itself from his comments (see Facebook post below).
Officials have suspended a firefighter for 90 days without pay following a controversial post he made on his personal Facebook page regarding opiate addicts and the drug Narcan.
Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund announced in a press conference Monday the 90-day suspension is without pay and the firefighter will have to undergo sensitivity and social media training.
The firefighter will be reassigned to a non-frontline position when the suspension is over.
“The comments posted do not reflect the philosophy or values we hold as a fire department or town,” Weymouth Fire Chief Keith Stark said in a statement Monday.
In a press conference Monday afternoon, Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund announced the firefighter had been suspended 90 days without pay and will be reassigned to dispatch following the suspension, per Fox 25 reporter Heather Hegedus.
According to Hegedus, the firefighter will also undergo mandatory sensitivity and social media training through the town’s health insurance provider.