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Four Medford Fire Department workers punished

MEDFORD — A Medford fire alarm operator has been suspended for two weeks without pay, and three firefighters have received written reprimands, after the Fire Department did not respond to a 911 call for a medical emergency ­July 13 that resulted in a fatality, the city announced late Friday afternoon.

An inquiry launched by Mayor Michael J. McGlynn and Fire Chief Frank A. Giliberti Jr. determined that the fire alarm operator failed to send the proper alert, which would have triggered a loud alarm and lights to go off in a neighborhood fire station. He also ­recorded in a log that the Fire Department was on the scene when they were not, according to a press release from the city.

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