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When Acts of Kindness Leads to Trouble

Public support is growing for a Detroit, Michigan paramedic who was reportedly brought up on charges by his department for giving an elderly fire victim a blanket.

Detroit’s EMS chief says employees need prior approval before giving away EMS property. The blanket was reportedly donated by a fire fighters support service group.

Detroit city officials describe the story as blatantly false. The reporter who broke the story is standing by it.

A Facebook page has been created to get supporters to donate at least 1,000 blankets to the fire department.

What do you think of the paramedic being written up for giving a blanket to a fire victim? Fair? Or is it a non-issue?

Tell us what you think on the Frontline Blog.

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