South Bay ambulance company fires dozens employees

February 20, 2014 1:40:46 PM PST
There has been a shake-up at Rural/Metro ambulance company in Santa Clara County.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, two dozen employees have been fired for apparently getting CPR recertification cards without going through the four-hour mandatory training.

Rural/Metro says it was notified in late January of a state investigation involving a CPR instructor who had trained some of its ambulance workers.

After reviewing internal records, the company determined some of those employees had falsely obtained certification cards.

A union representative says the firings are premature and the union will appeal the job action.

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