COVID Fourteen other firefighters have been released after agreeing to be vaccinated
A firefighter's helmet. (Illustration) — SYSPEO/SIPA
They had created fake health passes for them and their colleagues during the health crisis, in 2021. Eight firefighters were sentenced this Monday to sentences ranging from three months to one year suspended prison sentence, AFP learned from the parquet floor of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne).
The heaviest sentence was inflicted on an 18 year old young man. He got it. a one-year suspended prison sentence and a ban on practicing firefighting for five years for having issued a ten fraudulent certificates of vaccination against Covid & agrave; his colleagues, in addition to the fake realized for himself, detailed the floor. Another 18-year-old man was condemned to seven months suspended prison sentence for four false passes including his own. Three-month suspended sentences coupled with one-year professional bans have also been imposed. pronounced at against six other defendants.
Fifteen firefighters acquitted in this case
< p>Fourteen other firefighters prosecuted were released by virtue of the system of repentance instituted by the law of January 22, 2022. This text provides that persons who have circumvented the obligation to vaccinate but then agree to be vaccinated within a certain period of time will not be continued, explained the floor. A fifteenth firefighter was relaxed by the court on the benefit of the doubt, added; this source.
The facts took place between May and August 2021 in the vaccinodrome of Fontainebleau and that of Chessy, in which the firefighters lent a hand to the professionals of health to vaccinate the population.
Neither remuneration nor traffic
In order not to slow down the campaign, the codes reserved for doctors to unlock internet access to the Security social security and establish a vaccination certificate had been left to available to firefighters. Carrying out the seizure themselves, they were easily able to make fakes.
““How do you expect firefighters to be trusted when assisting vulnerable people? (…) if they claimed to be vaccinated when they were not?” Arnaud Faugère, the prosecutor of Fontainebleau. However, there was no “notion of remuneration” or trafficking, the practice having been circumscribed to; these vaccine-defying firefighters, he pointed out.