EMS wokers will be punished for delay of ambulance
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.