Central Florida firefighter fired after recording audio of patient

Posted at 12:38 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 12:57:45-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Central Florida fire department paramedic was fired after his department said he recorded a patient on a medical call.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that On Aug. 27, Josh Granada responded to a call at a hotel near the Universal Orlando theme park.

According to his termination letter, the Orlando Fire Department employee took out his phone and made an audio recording of the patient.

Department officials say Granada then shared the recording with co-workers who were not on the call. By doing so, he violated privacy laws and OFD policy.

Granada has 10 days to appeal the firing. He could not be reached for comment by the paper.

He was one of the first paramedics on scene during the Pulse nightclub massacre, which left 49 people dead in June 2016.