Beloit firefighter suspended for a day without pay

Beloit Firefighter Jake Fehrenbach is suspended for a day without pay following a hearing before the City’s Police and Fire Commission over three days last week.

Fehrenbach is accused of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 2015 by taking a confidential patient care report out of the building and showing it to others before redacting private information on the document.

In 2015 Fehrenbach received a written reprimand after a bullying incident with another employee. In 2012 he received coaching from improper documentation of narcotics on an ambulance.

The single day suspension was what Fire Chief Brad Liggett had originally recommended for Fehrenbach, however he exercised his right to contest that discipline before the Police and Fire Commission which resulted in the three-day hearing that came to the same finding.