Video: 2 FFs fired after physical fight on medical call
The firefighters were terminated after they were caught on camera and by a witness fighting each other on duty
By Laura French
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A scuffle between two Florida firefighters caught on camera during a medical call led to both firefighters involved being terminated last week.
The two Osceola County firefighters had responded to a call about a child having trouble breathing at a hotel in October, according to WFTV.
The child was placed in a rescue vehicle with their mother and was waiting to be transported when Firefighters Raymond Powell and Jaison Monanski began physically fighting each other beside the vehicle, outside the hotel.
A worker from the hotel witnessed the fight and called Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS to complain about the “blatantly unprofessional” behavior.
During the investigation into the incident, Monanski said he and Powell were 44 hours into a 48-hour shift, and that the fight was a result of horseplay that escalated too far.
The fire chief fired both men and demoted a lieutenant who was present to engineer.