EMT says he was suspended without pay for trying to save little girl’s life

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NEW YORK CITY– A man who works as an EMT in New York City said he was suspended without pay after trying to save a little girl who was choking.

According to FOX News, Qwasi Reid, who works for Assist Ambulance, was with another worker transporting a nursing home patient when he was flagged down by someone who said a student was choking.

Reid said he knew the little girl took priority over the person they were transporting, so he gave her first aid; he said the child had already turned blue.

He was later suspended, he said, because it’s against company policy to make a stop without being called.

Reid told FoxNews.com, “I don’t regret it. I’d do it again. If I know there’s a child choking, I’m going to do my best to help her.” The 7-year-old is on life support.

FOX News put in a call to the ambulance company but said they have not yet heard back.