EMTs accused of ignoring dying pregnant woman Eutisha Rennix back on job after 30-day suspension
FDNY EMT Jason Green, 32, and Melisa Jackson, 23, returned to work after a 30-day suspension.


Two EMTs accused of ignoring a dying pregnant woman because they were on a break returned to work Thursday proclaiming their innocence.

Smiling and laughing, Jason Green and Melisa Jackson reported to FDNY headquarters at the end of their 30-day suspension for abandoning Au Bon Pain worker Eutisha Rennix.

"I'm relieved I still have a job," said Green as he hugged a co-worker and playfully swatted another on the shoulder outside Metrotech in downtown Brooklyn.

"This whole thing's been stressful," said Green. "I'm just hanging in there."

The dispatchers, who still face a criminal probe, were grabbing a bagel at a nearby Au Bon Pain when a worker told them 25-year-old Rennix was having trouble breathing. Rennix, who was six months pregnant, had collapsed and was in the back of the store.

Jackson called a fellow dispatcher to report the incident, but witnesses said she and Green did not try to help Rennix themselves. The mom and her premature baby died hours later.

Green, 32, and Jackson, 23, denied they left the coffee shop and insisted they did all they could to help.

"Hopefully, the truth will be unveiled, and me and Melisa will have our names cleared," said Green.

The Department of Investigation and the Brooklyn district attorney's office are probing the incident. The Fire Department has yet to interview the EMTs, but Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said he could not comprehend a member of the FDNY not stopping to help.

"We help, that's what we do - no matter what," Cassano said. "When you raise your right hand and take that oath, that's what you're pledging to do."

Rennix's co-workers were outraged that the pair was allowed to return to work.

"A girl is dead. I think they should still be off," said Tarsheen Brown, 29. "I asked them for help and they just looked at me like I was stupid."

3 comments:

オテモヤン said...
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Anonymous said...

Look at them. I don't think they were smart enough to evaluate the situation and act properly. All I can say is "STUPID".

NYC EMS said...

Yep