Squad’s board terminates employee in Sunday vote

The Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad’s Board of Directors today voted to terminate the employment of Alex McNabb, a part-time employee who had been on unpaid administrative leave since Dec. 10.
McNabb was placed on leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Virginia Office of Emergency Management Services (EMS) that was launched following multiple anonymous complaints — the first of which was filed on November 26, 2018.
The initial complaint alleged that McNabb’s “far rightwing views” on social media should render him unable to perform as an EMT in Virginia, according to the report that was issued when the investigation was completed.
National media coverage prompted “multiple other complaints concerning the same issue,” the report stated.
Shortly after the initial complaint was filed, a story published by “The Huffington Post” alleged, in part, that McNabb was “a white supremist podcaster” and a frequent co-host of “The Daily Shoah,” which the article alleged is “a popular neo-Nazi podcast.”
State health officials concluded there was no evidence to support violations of discrimination in patient care. The report also noted “that this was not an investigation of Alex McNabb’s viewpoints, opinions or freedom of speech.”
This story will be updated in the March 13 edition of The Enterprise.

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