Winnipeg firefighters placed on leave after being accused of racism in incident involving Indigenous patient – CBC

Report found racial bias played role in delaying seriously injured woman’s transportation to hospital

Feb 04, 2021

Four Winnipeg firefighters are no longer on active duty after an investigation found they showed implicit bias and lack of concern for a seriously injured Indigenous patient’s physical and emotional well-being, CBC has learned.

Sources confirmed the members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) have been placed on administrative leave.

The four firefighters were involved in a call where there were delays in getting a patient to the hospital last October.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-firefighters-on-leave-after-report-finds-racism-in-indigenous-patient-treatment-1.5902198

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