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So when paramedic Jeff Gaglio noticed a shivering, elderly crippled man in nothing but his underwear brought outside during a house fire two weeks ago; he very naturally covered that man in a blanket. And for that, he was punished - but the story gets more ridiculous....
Many outraged commenters (many of them EMS workers) openly shared their repulsion and mentioned that they would willingly pay for, or donate, another blanket - sadly, these blankets were already donated by caring people for just such an occasion! So, were they meant to be hoarded and only used if done through the "proper channels"? Superintendent Jerald James is the one punishing paramedic Jeff Gaglio, citing the joke excuse of handing out "state property" without permission; and yet James is the very same person who has previously complained about budget problems that are leading to what one employee called "a third world nightmare." www.detroitnews.com...
Originally posted by Iwinder
Wow is all I can come up with for a reply at this second, now I re-read the link provided and I still am saying Wow!
What goes around comes around eventually that EMS boss man is going to be old and cold too.
Be it in an old age home or out on the street he will need his blanket just like Linus from Peanuts, but this will not be a funny cartoon for him.
I don't know why I read these threads because they always piss me off so much and I wonder where are the good guys anymore and then I see they get punished or demoted or whatever you want to call it....
S&F for bringing this to the table