How can an EMT refuse to respond to a scene? Aren’t they supposed to be the first ones on the scene to help those people in need?
Well, a Detroit Fire Department EMT, Ann Marie Thomas, decided not to respond to a call about an infant that was in cardiac arrest.
The sad part is that Thomas was only a few minutes away, but she didn’t go.
She had told her supervisor that she didn’t want to perform CPR.
Tragically, the baby, an 8-month-old died. Thomas was 0.9 miles away, two minutes.
Instead, Thomas took 6 minutes to show up and didn’t even park her vehicle on the same street.
Thomas said she didn’t want to have to perform CPR for an extended time.
The baby’s mother did CPR, the child was revived, but died the next morning.
Despite being told about the baby’s condition and neither Thomas or her partner acted.