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EMS wokers will be punished for delay of ambulance

5 years ago March 23, 2010 Mar 23, 2010 Tuesday, March 23 2010 Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:24:48 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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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