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.
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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."
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.
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