NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)– If you’re an EMT and get an emergency call, you probably should drop what you’re doing and respond to it. If you do decide to stall, you definitely shouldn’t share that journey on social media.
A News 12 report said two EMS workers at University Hospital in Newark learned that lesson the hard way, WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported. One of them live-streamed him and his partner waiting for their White Castle order minutes after a call came in.
A viewer on the Periscope app inquired about the delay, prompting the EMT to say he wasn’t about to leave his dinner waiting while they responded to a call that was likely a “taxi ride,” referring to people who fake emergencies to get free rides to the hospital.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said the individuals have been placed on unpaid administrative leave.