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EMS wokers will be punished for delay of ambulance

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Posted: Mar 23, 2010 8:24 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 23, 2010 8:25 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: ambulance, Pittsburgh, 911 calls, radio "cab Service", Curtis Mitchell

Emergency responders in Pittsburgh face being fired and suspensions in connection with the death of a man who waited 30-hours for an ambulance during a snow storm last month. The public safety director says radio transmissions indicated the personnel showed a lack of compassion for 50-year old Curtis Mitchel,l who with his girlfriend, placed 10 calls to 9-1-1 before he died. Some of the radio traffic indicates the emergency workers complained of making the call saying they weren't running a "cab service." The paramedics union says it will fight the action against its members.

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