State officials are monitoring whether Provincetown (Cape Cod) Firefighter Elias Martinez III will retain his EMT certs after his role in a fire apparatus crash in November.
Cops have accused Martinez of wrecking the PFD's only ladder Nov. 9 while driving under the influence of alcohol. The 21-year-old FF/EMT also faces a criminal charge of driving to endanger the public, and cops have cited him for speeding and failing to slow at an intersection.
FF Martinez is certified as an emergency medical technician through April 1, state records indicate.
If convicted of the criminal charges, Martinez could lose his driver's license. That loss would prevent him from qualifying for an EMT job.
Martinez is currently on unpaid administrative leave with the PFD and a town meeting, voters will be asked April 6 to approve spending $300,000 to replace the ladder truck. The total cost of a replacement is estimated at $650,000. The town's insurance provider is expected to cover $350,000 of the purchase.
Martinez faces a pretrial hearing in Orleans District Court March 26.