Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Orlando Firefighter Fights For Job and Help Because of It

Fired Orlando firefighter fights to get job back
by: Shannon Butler
Nov 29, 2017

Granada told his supervisors and the union president in an email that he recorded audio for his protection because he saw “a scene deteriorating and a patient becoming belligerent toward the crew."  

ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando firefighter fired after he recorded audio of Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill during a medical call is fighting to get his job back.

Josh Granada was fired last week for violating the department’s policy of recording a patient.

Granada said during a news conference Wednesday that he has post-traumatic stress disorder after responding to the Pulse mass shooting. Granada said he has been asking the fire department for help in coping after the June 12, 2016 shooting, and that his firing is in retaliation.

Granada said his recording of Hill was because of his mental state involving PTSD. He admitted what he did was wrong but said it didn’t make him deserve to be fired.
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