Paramedic accuses firefighters of refusing to help injured Indigenous woman


WINNIPEG: WFPS faces another allegation of racism in the ranks
By: Ryan Thorpe | 10/19/2020 

"A city paramedic has accused two of his firefighter colleagues of refusing to treat an Indigenous woman who’d been stabbed in the throat — an incident described by the complainant as "racially motivated."

For at least five months, members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service have raised concerns over online activity by firefighters that’s been characterized as racist. The complaints have sparked a City of Winnipeg investigation and at least two internal memos from WFPS Chief John Lane. But the pattern of alleged racist conduct reached new heights earlier this month when two city firefighters were accused of refusing emergency treatment to an Indigenous woman during a critical care call."