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A number of offenses can get you in trouble at work: slacking off, not being a team player, tardiness, and so on. It's understandable if you're reprimanded for committing one of these. But a Detroit paramedic is in hot water for what seems to have been an act of kindness -- giving a blanket to a man who was cold.
Two weeks ago, a house caught fire, and the elderly man who lived there was brought outside wearing only his underwear. Paramedic Jeff Gaglio gave him a blanket. Then on Tuesday, Gaglio was informed that the department was bringing him up on charges for his action. Jerald James, chief of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), who is responsible for Gaglio's punishment, said in defense of the charges, "We can't have an employee who feels that they have a right to give away state property without getting prior approval."
the department did not pay for the blanket. The one that Gaglio gave away had been donated.
They'd probably call the cops to arrest the people donating the blankets.
Originally posted by rtyfx
reply to post by Djarums
I was hoping that the Detroit FD is buried in donated blankets after this.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I think there is more to this story. Ten bucks says this is personal.