By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Fire Chief ordered by state board to take education course


October 5, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

A Seeley Lake ambulance on Sept. 26.

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Chief must complete four hours of continuing education after the Montana Board of Medical Examiners ruled he acted unprofessionally during an emergency call in March 2022.

Dave Lane, who has been chief since 2018, was adjudicated by the Montana Medical Examiners Board on Sept. 29 for a call he responded to on March 4, 2022. The board originally recommended action on Lane's case during a private hearing in October 2022.

In the case, a Seeley Lake woman was suffering from uncontrolled bleeding. Facts of the case presented by the medical board show Lane too...

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