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    Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home.

    Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated.

    "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.

    What happened:

    A frantic supervisor ordered the veteran medic to get to the house where a baby was not breathing and her mother was calling for help. Thomas was just around the corner on her pervious run a few streets east. She refused to respond to the scene.

    The 8-month-old baby was exactly 9 tenths of a mile away -- a two minute drive at normal speeds -- but Thomas took six minutes and then shocked dispatchers by telling them "33 is in position on Pembroke around the corner from the scene."

    "33, I’m going to need you to make that scene," said the Detroit Fire EMS supervisor. "You’re going to have to make patient contact."

    Thomas parked her unit on a corner a street away from the baby. She and her partner were in a SUV outfitted to be just like an ambulance to help medics get to people faster. But in this case, Thomas refused to go to the house.

    Click here to view the internal report of this incident.

    911: "Uh, Romeo 33? Updated information that the child is not breathing. The baby was hooked up to an oxygen machine because it was premature. Romeo 33?"

    Even with that information, Thomas and her partner didn't move.

    911: "Romeo 33, Medic 51, be advised CPR is being performed on your scene. Romeo 33, Medic 51. CPR is being performed by the baby's mother."

    'I'm not about to be on no scene 10 minutes doing CPR'

    Two internal investigations were done. The report reads that Thomas told her boss, "I'm not about to be on no scene 10 minutes doing CPR, you know how these families get."

    An ambulance eventually got the baby to a hospital. She was revived but died the next morning.

    "EMT Thomas was immediately removed from duty following this incident," said Commissioner Jenkins. "She has since filed an appeal. As executive fire commissioner, I have the ability to make the ultimate determination."

    Jenkins announced the firing on Wednesday.
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  • #2
    ****ing pathetic. She should have Life in the big bar hotel. She directly caused the death. But wait, I'm sure she's going to claim racism...


    • #3
      Jesus Christ. she has some balls to Request an appeal. She swore an oath to help people and refused to do so. Would have been better off to just resign quietly and find another line of work.


      • #4
        What about black lives mattering? It seems I heard that somewhere......


        • #5
          There was no excuse for not trying to help save that child's life.
          Originally posted by JasperST
          "The fail is strong with this one."

          Originally posted by mdrep
          It's not sporting old chap. Like shooting fish in a barrel. You may only take a shot at a poser or troll if they are running and you are properly licensed.

          What do you think we are, a bunch of barbarians?


          • #6
            She should have her certifications taken away.

            I know techs working in the hospital who want nothing more than to work EMS for a major city FD. People like her only take up a spot that could be filled with a 1,000 better medics who actually have a passion for the job. She should be (and I'm sure already is unofficially) blacklisted from working any other EMS service.
            Last edited by Miller11x; 07-09-2015, 03:37 PM.


            • #7
              Firing should be the least of her punishment. She has no place among us first responders and should not only be ASHAMED of herself, but deserves every bit of shaming she receives from her peers.

              Commissioner Jenkins, thank you for relieving this wretch of her duties.


              • #8
                No prosecution for some form of negligence?
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                • #9
                  No excuse. She is a disgrace to everyone in the EMS system and should be sent to jail for negligence.
                  REINSTATE THE TRIG
                  Originally posted by Iowa #1603
                  Your logic defies logic
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                  Arresting someone is fun, but playing with my pecker is still more fun.
                  Originally posted by TheTick
                  A pallet of Cheetos and pictures of my cock are inbound.
                  Originally posted by TheTick
                  This gangsta *** mother ****er was twisting trees with dank nuggs while in his crib.
                  Originally posted by 02paul09
                  Being a cop these days in an officer safety issue


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pogue Mahone
                    No prosecution for some form of negligence?
                    Official Misconduct?! Something!!! F her!!
                    I make my living on Irish welfare.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pogue Mahone
                      No prosecution for some form of negligence?
                      Criminally negligent homicide or a similar charge comes to mind. Hope the local DA will look at it, but I'm not holding my breath.


                      • #12
                        She is a piece of s***.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pogue Mahone
                          No prosecution for some form of negligence?
                          I would think she has some sort of duty to act while on duty.
                          "I am a Soldier. I fight where I'm told and I win where I fight." -- GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

                          "With a brother on my left and a sister on my right, we face…. We face what no one should face. We face, so no one else would face. We are in the face of Death." -- Holli Peet


                          • #14
                            I would have been written up for driving too fast to that scene. And consider it a badge of honor.

                            But, you get what you pay for. Which in Detroit, isn't much......


                            • #15
                              Pretty sure this was reported on a few months ago...
                              Super Secret Ninja Squirrel

                              The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.


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