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Firefighting News: NM Fire Department Fires Paramedic, Is Sued

The Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department is facing a lawsuit after firing a paramedic who was involved in a string of alleged incidents both on and off the job. Brad Tate, 36, mounted a legal challenge to join the department more than a decade ago, contending he had been discriminated against because he is African-American, according to a report from the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/13Zn4jV). Now Tate and two other fire department employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that they have been treated differently from other non-minorities. Tate was terminated after another Albuquerque Journal report from December that cited records of complaints against him that the newspaper obtained thro...

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