Almost one year to the day after the Georgia Office of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma opened an inquiry into an online training course at Barrow County Emergency Services, the former Barrow County fire chief at the center of the investigation surrendered his state Emergency Medical Technician license.
Mitch Kitchens, who resigned as chief in 2007, but in late 2009 took the course in an effort to return to the department as a rank-and-file firefighter/EMT, voluntarily surrendered his state EMT-Intermediate license on Oct. 18.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma on Oct. 5 revoked the emergency medical technician’s license of former fire lieutenant Todd Orr.
A department spokesman said the revocation was due to a Barrow County Superior Court judge’s revocation of Orr’s probation on Sept. 1.
For the full story, see the Nov. 30 issue of the Barrow Journal.
Actually it is to some of us. Interesting to see the system work properly. If it was never reported then we would never know the rest of the story.
12/01/11 at 04:07 PM
It is my understanding that there were other firemen who did the same type of training, why haven't we heard their names? Talked to higher ups and was told Kitchens did nothing wrong in his training. What does Ms.Norman have against him? Who is feeding her?
So Buffinton your going to allow this person personal attack but anyone questions what you write you delete their comments. Really?? I believe you should step up and stop the perosnal attacks regardless of who it involves or are you going to claim editorial rights.