Every agency has its issues, but this Richland County, South Carolina story is remarkable, apparently prompted by a meeting with employees over long-standing operational problems.
Several Richland County EMS employees are making claims that a county administrator told them they should kill themselves or just quit if they are unhappy with their jobs.
Kevin Bronson, the assistant county administrator for public safety, reportedly said those remarks during a Thursday morning meeting with about 100 Richland County EMS workers.
Both Kevin Bronson and Michael Byrd, the Director of Richland County EMS, refused to answer questions, hiding behind closed doors, subordinates and even sheriff’s deputies. Bronson did not dispute the reports and issued an apology.