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Friday, October 12, 2012

Detroit: Blanket Detroit FD with Blankets Campaign!

Firefighter Faces Charges For Giving Freezing Homeless Man Wearing Only Underwear A Blanket After The Man Was Burned Out Of His Home

 This story has gone National in a matter of hours, now going viral

In Response Please Send a Blanket to Detroit Chief of EMS Jerald James

 Detroit Fire Department (C/O EMS Chief Jerald James) 250 West Larned Detroit, MI 48226 - In Name Of 
 Paramedic Jeff Gaglio

 Detroit paramedic says he was punished for giving a man a blanket while responding to a fire.

This story as gone National in a matter of hours now going viral!
Please send a blanket to Detroit chief of EMS Jerald James

“We can’t have an employee who feels that they have a right to give away state property, be it donated, be it a blanket, be it a tire off a vehicle, without getting prior approval from somebody or notifying the proper authority.  This is what he did.”

Jeff Gaglio said that because he did not have department permission to give away the blanket, he will face "EMS departmental charges," 
 "I'm being punished for giving a man a blanket," he said.
 "Something that any man or woman would do in the City of Detroit, give a freezing man a blanket."

Gaglio said he was on scene at a house fire where an elderly disabled man lived. After escorting him outside in only his underwear, he gave the man a blanket to keep him warm.

Even though the blankets were donated and not paid for by the department, chief of EMS Jerald James said "we can't have an employee who feels that they have a right to give away state property, be it donated, be it a blanket… without prior approval."

It is unclear what Gaglio's punishment will be but the response from the public calling for the EMS Chiefs head is palatable.

Supporters Have Started A Facebook Support Page:

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