Sun Prairie votes to fight ruling to award former EMS medics $622K

Sun Prairie votes to fight ruling to award former EMS medics $622K

The Sun Prairie City Council voted Tuesday night to fight a ruling that says the city should pay two former EMS medics $622,000 after being cleared of any wrongdoing.

Paramedics John Uebelacker and Matthew Schaller were fired in February 2014, but in 2015 state EMS officials found no fault in the care they had provided while on duty.

An arbitrator ruled the Sun Prairie EMS investigation was faulty and biased, and that the paramedics should be hired back and compensated for salary lost.

The city council decided it will continue to oppose the employees’ demands, according to a release.

“After careful consideration, the city has determined it will continue to oppose what it believes is an erroneous decision and pursue its rights in the circuit court and to the appellate courts if necessary,” officials said in a statement.

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