The Boston Fire Department has suspended 54 firefighters in the wake of a two-state EMS recertification scandal involving EMTs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The suspensions follow a year-long internal BFD investigation.
The investigation found that 20 firefighters recertified twice using falsified certifications, and were given 45-day suspensions without pay. The remaining 34 firefighters who falsely recertified once were given 15-day suspensions without pay.
All 54 will have to repay the department for the stipend they were paid to take the course.