South Bend firefighter suspended 10 days without pay

A South Bend firefighter has been suspended 10 days without pay for violations of the department's rules of conduct, according to records released by the South Bend Fire Department.

Firefighter Aaron Randall was suspended for a total of 80 hours for showing up several hours late for a shift, according to the fire chief's letter.

Randall called in just before 7 a.m. on May 15 to say he was going to be late. Another firefighter received overtime to stay an additional two hours, reports said.

At 9 a.m., Randall had not shown up and said he was still an hour away, according to the letter.

Medic 5 had to be taken out of service until Randall showed up, according to the fire chief's letter.

According to his employment file, Randall was suspended 3 days and had to pay 403.20 in wages for failing a random drug screen on July 18, 2011.

In February 2015, Randall and two other firefighters were commended for their actions in a fire in January 2015 and for saving the life of one of the occupants of the building.

In May 2016, Randall was suspended without pay from May - September 2016 after pleading guilty to operating while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, according to a letter in Randall's file.

In July 2019, Randall was suspended for five 8-hour days for leaving work without permission and placing Medic I out of service, according to a letter in Randall's employee file.

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