Newark EMTs resign for ignoring dispatch call in fast food line
Two EMTs who were caught live-streaming themselves as they ignored a call for assistance while in the drive-thru line of a New Jersey fast food restaurant have resigned.
University Hospital spokeswoman Stacie Newton told NJ.com that the two individuals resigned "as a result of their inappropriate conduct," which she said violated several of the Newark hospital's policies.
The resignations were submitted just days after the duo was suspended without pay following the discovery of their video by hospital officials.
The video showed the two EMTs choose to continue to wait for their food at a White Castle location instead of answering a call from dispatch. The footage was captured via Periscope, a cellphone app for live-streaming.
Newton said no patients were harmed as a result of the delay.
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