Published at 3:58 p.m., Updated at 5:27 p.m.
A former Western Coventry Fire District Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who had his license suspended in July has been reinstated with a probationary period.
On July 5, the EMT license of Randy Crowe, 32, was suspended by Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Director Michael Fine, following a complaint alleging sexual misconduct was filed against him by a female WCFD coworker. Crowe requested an administrative hearing after his suspension, during which he acknowledged that on May 25, a misunderstanding had occurred between himself and the coworker.
According to a consent order from RIDOH, "there is no indication that respondent acted inappropriately in any way." In addition, the coworker who filed the complaint against Crowe was scheduled to appear for a hearing regarding it on Aug. 7, but failed to do so. According to the order, she contacted Crowe by phone the day before.
Because of these facts, the Dept. of Health vacated Crowe's suspension subject to a one-year probationary period upon his return to work. He is required to register for a pre-approved educational course focusing on workplace relationships, and during the period, the Chief must submit reports regarding Crowe's work performance and conduct to RIDOH every two months.
Editor's Note: Mr. Crowe's EMT license has been reinstated by the Department of Health, however his position at WCFD has not.