Two Memphis paramedics were fired after being accused of saying “Get a job” over their ambulance loudspeaker to protesters in front of a McDonalds.The paramedics from FirstCare Ambulance were allegedly driving along Union Avenue and used their ambulance loudspeaker to yell at the demonstrators. The protesters were in favor of a $15 an hour wage, for racial equality and the ability to form unions.
No video evidence has been found of the ambulance drivers yelling, but it was later revealed that the paramedics’ employer fired both employees due to the alleged incident. One of the paramedics came out publicly and apologized for his actions.
KWAM reached out to FirstCare Ambulance for a comment but has not received a response as of this writing.
The company provided News Channel 3 with the following response:“The behavior of these individuals is in direct conflict with our company values and their employment has been terminated.”