Friday, October 12, 2012

Seriously? Paramedic Punished For Covering Old Crippled House-Fire Victim With Donated Blanket

Amanda Warren
Activist Post

Don't know what the weather is like in your region, but in Detroit, Michigan it is currently cold!

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....

The must-see humorous reporting by Charlie LeDuff (who dons a blanket for a cape!) can be seen in the video below with additional commentary and links following the video. He doesn't pull punches.
Fox 2 News Headlines

Fellow paramedic Brandon Allen said in the Facebook comments below the story:
Paramedic Jeff Gaglio is my partner this shift and I have seen him purchase diapers and formula out of his own pocket to give to a woman that her and her infant were displaced from their home due to a fire. this man is a saint and all the department can do is punish him for that.
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." (Source)

As an aside, the Detroit Police Officer Association has passed out a flyer telling people that they are entering the city at their own risk due to the city being the nation's most violent; police staff is naturally dwindling as well. (Source)

Paramedics are leaving Detroit in droves, and yet for those who stay on to fight under war-like conditions and help those in need despite horrible limitations, they are punished for their humanity. But since when was bureaucracy ever concerned with humanity?

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never expect common sense from a bureaucrat.

Anonymous said...

I don't live in America. It sure looks like common sense is illegal there?

I also read that farmers in Michigan who have raised a certain breed of pig for decades without a problem, now have to destroy them because their ears aren't the right shape or their hair isn't an approved colour. Apparently farmers raising a pig that isn't approved by government can go to jail for years if they are caught.

What is happening to America?

Anonymous said...

Seriously? If this is for real than we are seriously in trouble with mankind. This fire department needs help with their morals!! They've put the link above for the fire deparments contact info. They should know this is wrong!!

Anonymous said...

Detroit as bellweather for the rest of the country?

Anonymous said...

Not surprising. We are becoming some of the most inhumane people in the first world (though we're heading for third world faster than could have been imagined).
I live in a small Minnesota town (relatively crime free) and this year my elementary school son tells me that in the morning when the bell rings all the children are required to line-up and sit on the ground and wait for permission to stand and enter the building -- even if it's cold and raining. Too much like a prison but no one really cares.

Anonymous said...

Nice job, this guy has the spirit of a hero even if his idiot "superiors" want to crush it. Never give in!

Anonymous said...

Do what you think is right. He knows he did right. but in the comments someone said: I live in a small Minnesota town (relatively crime free) and this year my elementary school son tells me that in the morning when the bell rings all the children are required to line-up and sit on the ground and wait for permission to stand and enter the building -- even if it's cold and raining.

Holy Mackerel that is horrendous! If you can't somehow get that on a video and expose this, then get your child OUT-OF-THERE! There is something very wrong with that school. Maybe it is there, that one learns to refuse blankets to freezing elderly fire victims. I wouldn't doubt it...

Anonymous said...

So insane was the department head's attitude that there must be more to the story - much more!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. We know the beaurocrats are stupid - but THAT stupid?

Anonymous said...

This is only one of the many many many incidents in America where there is no justice.....yet the US is so worried about how people in other countries are treated. In America...the "land of the free" ...you have to pay a fee, get a license or ask permission to do almost ANYTHING anymore. The US is not the "most free" country on earth anymore. We need to be "freed" before worrying about the rest of the planet.

Anonymous said...

I bet you $ the fire department head considers himself a Christian...

joe_g said...

Detroit doesn't need any uppity white paramedics handing out blankets without permission. Even though the blanket was donated by a white person.

joe_g said...

Enough with the Christian bashing. More likely due to whites working in a black run city.

Anonymous said...

dont matter what colour a person is if he or she need's help then give it,regardless of colour we all have to unite and take our countries back from the bastards thats taking us down the road to ruin things are just as bad in the uk with the robbing fuckers handing out cutbacks and them getting pay rises,I say well done to the paramedic

Anonymous said...

Is that department head black? If so, he probably was looking for any excuse to get rid of the white fire fighter who gave the old guy a blanket. That's how they are. They are the most racist, anti-white people on the planet, no matter how much they are given and how much they use all of the things white people have invented, built, and created.

just george said...

Control freaks have wormed their way into power. The only way for humanity to prosper is the throw them out on their heads.

Anonymous said...

The US has become a nation of micro-managing Nazis. The Banksters have taken over. Half a dozen people running for President, and we can only hear from 2 in the debates. Oh thats right the RNC & DNC have taken that over too.

Anonymous said...

Please sign my petition regarding this... https://www.change.org/petitions/chief-of-ems-jerald-james-reconsider-disciplining-jeff-gaglio

Anonymous said...

Clearly, people in positions of authority are so stupid, insecure, and psychpathological that they relish in the smallest expression of their "power." Absolutely ridiculous. What a FUCKING RETARD this guy James is. The reporter does a great job.

Anonymous said...

What a moron the ems chief is, send that medic to Iowa and we will find a place for him to work! Compassion and Integrity and dignity and honor more than you can say for his boss!!!!! What a retard his boss is and this should of never ever happened, period !!!!!!

Firemedic 324 in Iowa

Anonymous said...

""Anonymous said...

Not surprising. We are becoming some of the most inhumane people in the first world (though we're heading for third world faster than could have been imagined).
I live in a small Minnesota town (relatively crime free) and this year my elementary school son tells me that in the morning when the bell rings all the children are required to line-up and sit on the ground and wait for permission to stand and enter the building -- even if it's cold and raining. Too much like a prison but no one really cares.""

My daughter's had troubles with her 5th grade school teachers, as well as my son who just entered K...

I have already yanked them out of school for these things, as well as for one teacher "benching" my daughter for incomplete homework *benching is where the student loses RECESS PRIVILEGES...*

Unacceptable! Children are entitled to breaks from work just like adults at their jobplace are entitled to work; it's for exercise, fresh air, and a break from sitting at a friggin desk for hours.

I am a Constitutional Libertarian, and I do not stand for government idiocy where I live.

DO NOT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING! You have the power, and all claims to power made by government are subject to the PEOPLE'S approval. If you do not approve, make it known and refuse to comply. Refusal to comply is not illegal; it is LAWFUL, Constitutional, and the basis for the creation of this nation.


"When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Anonymous said...

It's getting difficult to live in this world with brainless idiots.
I suggest we pick a place to live and the people must pass a stupid test to live there.

Anonymous said...

The most important thing to take away from this is they property is CITY property, not PUBLIC property. The blanket, after being given to the city - a for profit corporation, became their property and, as such, they are free to do what they want with it. The reason people are upset is that they can understand the truth, the city is a FOR PROFIT COMPANY who's shareholder are NOT the city folk.

BTW, who's on the defending the action side? I'd love to hear people defending the action of the chief, not the policy - it get it if your talking about a spare tire, but this particular action, is there anyone who can defend the chief?

Anonymous said...

Yes there is more to the story. Detroit has always been a Democrat city. Just like most lib towns, it is rotting and can't support or retain businesses. Is also because as a lib, one shouldn't act like a hero, when one can just pat oneself on the back and MERELY LOOK THE PART, while others pay (theft is ok as long somone else loses).

Anonymous said...

I don't care if the blanket was 3000 thread per square inch virgin whatever. I would have paid out of the pocket. THen I would focus on the mother fucker who caused the problems.

Anonymous said...

Superintendent Jerald James is a Borg drone. He is an excellent addition to the Collective.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks such stupidity from bureaucrats is accidental - is a fool. Superintendent Jerald James is quite obviously a puppet.

Italics Mine said...

This is an excellent example of why people assert that their goverment is stupid, heartless, and downright ignornant.

Anonymous said...

Superintendent Jerald James is a real cunt promoted far beyond the capacity of his two braincells ... shoveling monkey shit in a zoo is too good a job for the moronic wanker.

Peter Gun, England

Anonymous said...

Jerald James works for the elite, perhaps the Bilderberg Group, you know how stingy they are and assholes to-boot. Through James a bone.

Anonymous said...

Everything - I mean everything that any government dept.(ie. city) has in its possession has been paid for by taxpayers and is not the property of a specific person. That doesn't mean those in charge should give things away willy-nilly but have common sense to use these taxpayer paid for items for helping in emergency situations. Apparently Jerald James has no common sense so he should be fired or made to walk down main street in his brown stained gitch when it's -20°

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