EMT says he was suspended without pay for trying to save choking girl
Is this a case of stupidity, PC-ness or company policy? In all cases the company is totally cold blooded and out of line.
A heroic New York EMT who tried in vain last week to save a 7-year-old school girl choking on her lunch said he was suspended because it is against company policy to make unauthorized stops.
Qwasi Reid, who used to work for Assist Ambulance, was on his way to a nursing home hauling a patient last Wednesday when a by-stander flagged him down to tell him a 7 year old girl choking on her sandwich. Reid said his partner, who was not reprimanded by the company, told the man they already had a patient and there was nothing they could do. His partner is a fool.
Disregarding company policy, Reid knew that the patient he was carrying was not in eminent danger, he pulled over and tried in vein to assist the girl as any humane person should have.
For that heroic act his company suspended him. How about those tomato’s???
I don’t regret it, Reid, who said he is suspended without pay, told FoxNews.com. I’d do it again. If I know there’s a child choking, I’m going to do my best to help her.
The 7-year-old girl, Noelia Echavarria, is on life support at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. She has been declared brain-dead. The family said through a lawyer that they maintain hope that she’ll recover.
As it is against company police to make a stop without being called; I would venture to say that the people that wrote that policy, if they were driving an ECNALUBMA and saw a dog or cat laying in the street that was just hit by a car, they would stop. That is the PC thing to do. Dog , cat yes – Kid no.
As we should expect in this day and age of dog eat dog or don’t stop for dying kid; it is all about the money. Reid said he was suspended because he thinks they are only concerned about a financial clause in the insurance policies contract. MONEY.
Years ago I saw a news clip that showed a bunch of upper class, yuppie, drunks that picked up a duck some nit-wit shot with an arrow and it logged in the critter.
In order to save the duck they called in a helicopter to fly Daffy to sick bay. After the arrow was removed they flew the duck back to one of their houses and threw a red carpet Champagne party for the fowl.
I guess we can say the duck forgot to duck.
At that time I said to myself; these same idiots would leave a kid lying in the street that was injured but made such a big deal over someone’s potential supper.
That in itself is a perfect example of PC-ism.
I hope another company picks up on this story and give Reid a job. I think the guy is a hero.
I always try to reverse the situation as if it were happening to me or my family and that is how I make my decisions.
There should be more people in the world like Reid. It would be a better place.
I don’t know but I will bet that he didn’t ask what color she was!!!!
Yeah; the people that own the ECNALUBMA company may leave their own kid laying in the middle of the street and save the duck. You know these bird brains don’t want to miss a meal. Company policy.