State board permanently revokes MFD captain's firefighting certifications

MUNCIE, Ind. — A state board on Tuesday revoked all of Muncie Fire Department Captain Troy Dulaney's Indiana firefighting certifications — permanently.

The action taken by the Indiana Board of Firefighting Standards and Education — reported by WTHR-TV in Indianapolis — is the most recent response to allegations Dulaney helped MFD recruits cheat on exams to become emergency medical technicians.

Dulaney — who had already been placed on administrative leave, with pay, by the fire department — has 15 days to appeal Tuesday's action.

Kraig Kenney, Indiana's state emergency medical services director, recently also rescinded Dulaney's EMS certifications for the next seven years.

A investigation recently conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security concluded that Dulaney — a city firefighter since 2004 — distributed questions and answers from an exam to candidates hoping to become EMTs.

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He is also a target of a federal lawsuit, filed May 15 by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, that alleges a "years-long scheme... of cheating on NREMT's examinations that was facilitated by defendant Dulaney."

In a statement released last week, Mayor Dan Ridenour said a city firefighter "has clearly been implicated in offering to facilitate EMT trainees in violating ethical test-taking standards."

"We are pursuing disciplinary action up to and including termination," the mayor added.

The Department of Homeland Security probe concluded the cheating "was initiated by Dulaney, and the students did not ask to be involved in it."

However, eight recruits received a censure from the department, were placed on probation for two years and will be required to take the national EMS test again.

Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at

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